2 men held outside PA ballot counting site as police investigate threat of attack

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2 men held outside PA ballot counting site as police investigate threat of attack

Police in Philadelphia are investigating an alleged plot to assault the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on Thursday night as ballots continued to be counted, according to reports.Two men who were found outside of the center and are being held by police, according to CBS Philly, which reports that police said they were alerted to the threat around 10 p.m. Thursday. There is no word on if any weapons were in the vehicle, which is being held and searched.Police had gotten a tip of a group, possibly a family, driving up from Virginia to attack the center, according to WPVI-TV.Election officials in several states said Thursday they are worried about the safety of their staffs amid a stream of threats and gatherings of angry protesters outside their doors, drawn by President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of widespread fraud in the race for the White House. “I can tell you that my wife and my mother are very concerned for me,” said Joe Gloria, the registrar in Clark County, Nevada, which includes Las Vegas. He said his staff was bolstering security and tracking vehicles coming and going from the election offices.But he added that he and others would not be stopped from “doing what our duty is and counting ballots.”Groups of Trump supporters have gathered at vote tabulation sites in Phoenix, Detroit and Philadelphia, decrying counts that showed Democrat Joe Biden leading or gaining ground.The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Police in Philadelphia are investigating an alleged plot to assault the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on Thursday night as ballots continued to be counted, according to reports.

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Two men who were found outside of the center and are being held by police, according to CBS Philly, which reports that police said they were alerted to the threat around 10 p.m. Thursday.

There is no word on if any weapons were in the vehicle, which is being held and searched.

Police had gotten a tip of a group, possibly a family, driving up from Virginia to attack the center, according to WPVI-TV.

Election officials in several states said Thursday they are worried about the safety of their staffs amid a stream of threats and gatherings of angry protesters outside their doors, drawn by President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of widespread fraud in the race for the White House.

“I can tell you that my wife and my mother are very concerned for me,” said Joe Gloria, the registrar in Clark County, Nevada, which includes Las Vegas. He said his staff was bolstering security and tracking vehicles coming and going from the election offices.

But he added that he and others would not be stopped from “doing what our duty is and counting ballots.”

Groups of Trump supporters have gathered at vote tabulation sites in Phoenix, Detroit and Philadelphia, decrying counts that showed Democrat Joe Biden leading or gaining ground.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.