Rules? Who needs rules? Election Day coverage of the 197th:

Spirit News reporter Bob Stewart documents the sights and sounds of the 197th PA House Special Election.

  1. Taxpayer paid election sheets with specialized write-in instructions at Bethune #197th https://t.co/ETr97PVEJV
    Taxpayer paid election sheets with specialized write-in instructions at Bethune #197th pic.twitter.com/ETr97PVEJV
  2. DA'soffice investigating write-in candidate stamps inside multiple polling locations ... #197th @TheSpiritNews
  3. Dem worker in ward 19 admits walking in w/voter w/stamp for Emilio Vazquez. Says she had no idea about write-in rules #197th @TheSpiritNews
  4. #197 scene at B and Wyoming heated. Write-in Edward Lloyd unhappy about Dem machine antics -- not letting his pens in @TheSpiritNews https://t.co/161Z7rj5GR
    #197 scene at B and Wyoming heated. Write-in Edward Lloyd unhappy about Dem machine antics -- not letting his pens in @TheSpiritNews pic.twitter.com/161Z7rj5GR
  5. More doctored up taxpayer-paid-for ballots at ward 42 div 6,22 at the Library. Free candy though, which is nice 馃槈 https://t.co/GjPnAqiydO
    More doctored up taxpayer-paid-for ballots at ward 42 div 6,22 at the Library. Free candy though, which is nice 馃槈 pic.twitter.com/GjPnAqiydO
  6. Voters getting "help" at 6th and Cayuga. @TheSpiritNews #197th (Attn DA's office: No, I didn't take this pic lol!) https://t.co/XpjcTFPELc
    Voters getting "help" at 6th and Cayuga. @TheSpiritNews #197th (Attn DA's office: No, I didn't take this pic lol!) pic.twitter.com/XpjcTFPELc
  7. Repubs hearing that Honkala's signs will be taken down because they don't say who paid for them. Dems reported it #197th @TheSpiritNews https://t.co/fpA9r4fNrH
    Repubs hearing that Honkala's signs will be taken down because they don't say who paid for them. Dems reported it #197th @TheSpiritNews pic.twitter.com/fpA9r4fNrH
  8. #197th @TheSpiritNews more official sheets inked up. Cheri supporter scrawled "paid for by friends of Cheri" on her sign at 6th-Cayuga https://t.co/5JTsd8fLHc
    #197th @TheSpiritNews more official sheets inked up. Cheri supporter scrawled "paid for by friends of Cheri" on her sign at 6th-Cayuga pic.twitter.com/5JTsd8fLHc
  9. Honkala: Stamps inside, took her an hour to vote and she was first in line #197th @TheSpiritNews
  10. They control the tables ... the machines, they control the press, they control everything, god help us. -- Honkala #197 @TheSpiritNews
  11. Comm. worker final warning about stamps @ Bethune. Arrests next: "No I in team when it comes to the bracelets" #197th @TheSpiritNews
  12. The New Green-Republican alliance is pointing out that Dem workers are back to handing out stamps inside at Bethune. @TheSpiritNews #197th
  13. Judge is ordering election board personnel to ensure voters take the write-in stamps with them when they leave #197th @TheSpiritNews https://t.co/nTTXp6lxFm
    Judge is ordering election board personnel to ensure voters take the write-in stamps with them when they leave #197th @TheSpiritNews pic.twitter.com/nTTXp6lxFm
  14. Election board member's car got smashed. I think this is a kickoff to an eventful evening #197th @TheSpiritNews pic.twitter.com/n0RKy50EQr
  15. One of the judge-of-elections at Esperanza: "I ain't never seen nothin' like this. Nothin'! In 40 something years." #197th @TheSpiritNews
  16. Grn Party ppl claim voters, who took Honkala stamps in told "they won't work" & given Vazquez stamp by Elec.Board #197th @TheSpiritNews
  17. Poll watcher John Ramos explains it well. He's talking about ward 43 division 7 ... pic.twitter.com/2tCzfmCkw2
  18. With 3/4 of precincts in,write-in has 93%. City Commissioners count write-ins on Friday. It's Honkala vs the Machine #197th @TheSpiritNews
  19. After what Repubs call "cheating" and "voter intimidation," the consensus w/GOP workers is wanting Honkala to win #197th @TheSpiritNews