Rich Fitzgerald, the Allegheny County Board Of Elections Chairman, appears to have a close relationship with Joe Biden, who also attended Fitzgerald’s 2019 election night party.
Fitzgerald serves as the County Executive of the area, which recently decided to count over 2,000 mail-in ballots lacking dates. As the Chair of Allegheny’s Election Board, Fitzgerald holds considerable power in the county’s ballot-counting conduct.
Part of a six tweet-long thread exclaiming support for Biden, Fitzgerald reveals the former veep’s attendance at his November 6th, 2019 victory party.
And a year ago, I was honored to have him here at my election night party, introducing me that evening as I was reelected to my third term.
— Allegheny Co. Exec. (@ACE_Fitzgerald) November 2, 2020
“Thank you so much for your support. Let’s keep making progress together,” he captioned the following picture on his Facebook:
Other images from the event show Biden addressing attendees while Fitzgerald smiles in the background:
And according to local news reports, Biden praised Fitzgerald as a “helluva man and a helluva family.”
Joe Biden has to quell the crowd of adoring fans: “I promise I’ll take your pictures (later) … I don’t want to talk over” @ACE_Fitzgerald, Biden reassures those circling him as the room’s elected officials take the stage for Fitzgerald’s victory speech. pic.twitter.com/InETjxAPIf
— Natasha Lindstrom (@NewsNatasha) November 6, 2019
“We know Joe Biden can win here, & we’re ready to help him” he insisted.