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Random Journalist Enters Unguarded Philly Warehouse Where 'Memory Stick'...

•, by Tyler Durden

On Thursday, investigative journalist Max Marin walked into a Philadelphia warehouse where election machines are stored - walking around rows upon rows of the devices which apparently had zero security despite this week's headlines about stolen memory sticks.

An investigation into potential election tampering has been launched in Philadelphia after several memory sticks and a laptop used to program voting machines were stolen from a city warehouse, officials confirmed on Wednesday. The laptop belonged to an on-site employee for the company that supplies the machines.

It is unclear when the equipment was stolen, however a Philadelphia Inquirer source says the items vanished last week.

And while City officials said on Wednesday that the theft would not disrupt voting on November 3, they worried behind the scenes that the theft would fuel theories from President Trump and his allies over the integrity of the city's elections.

Perhaps coincidentally, President Trump on Tuesday knocked Philadelphia for allegedly refusing to let poll watchers into voting locations. (The Inquirer says that's false)

City commissioners initially refused to confirm the theft, or that an investigation had been launched, according to the Inquirer - and only did so after the outlet told them that they would be reporting the incident based on sources who were not authorized to discuss it publicly.