On March 17, a Pennsylvania trial court judge ruled that the Democratic Party is not permitted to have poll watchers at the special state house election of March 21. The law normally allows the two largest parties to have poll workers, who may remain inside the polling places while voting is proceeding. But the Democratic Party has no nominee on the ballot in the special 197th district election; it only has write-in candidates. The reason no Democrat is on the ballot is because the party’s original nominee was found not to be a resident of the district. See this story.