Skip to comments.Funny business in Philly: GOP officials booted, Black Panthers return -- and Obama at polling site?
Posted on 11/06/2012 10:43:31 AM PST by Evil Slayer
A Pennsylvania judge issued an order Tuesday to reinstate Republican election officials across Philadelphia who allegedly were ejected or refused entry by on-site Democratic voting chief judges.
One Republican official claimed that "just under 70" Republican election officials were blocked from Philadelphia polling sites Tuesday morning by Democrats on site. One of them, the official claimed, "was shoved out of the polling place."
"For this many inspectors to be ejected from polling places is rare, even for Philadelphia," the official told FoxNews.com.
It was one of several controversies surfacing in Pennsylvania's largest city on Election Day.
One polling site in Philadelphia apparently had a mural of President Obama emblazoned on the wall directly behind the voting machines. The mural, at a local school being used as a polling site, contained the words "change!" and "hope," along with a quote from the president.
Republicans were drawing attention to the image Tuesday morning, with one Mitt Romney spokesman tweeting: "Voters in Philly's Ward 35 are being forced to cast their ballots next to this."
"It is an absolute disgrace," said Shannon Royer, deputy secretary for external affairs and elections in Pennsylvania. "Election materials and electioneering inside the polling place are prohibited by state law. This can be interpreted as trying to influence voters inside the polling place. I am told discussions are going on now about covering the mural."
Pennsylvania election law states "no person within a polling place may electioneer or solicit votes for any political party, political body, or candidate, nor may any unauthorized written or printed materials be posted within the polling place."
Elsewhere in the city, a representative from the New Black Panther Party was also spotted outside a polling site. The New Black Panthers stirred controversy in 2008 when members appeared outside a polling site, one of
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All votes submitted at this location should be invalidated.
And in all locations where votes took place with out the republican poll watchers. They should also be thrown out.
Sorry for the misspell, etc. This whole thing has gotten me sooooo upset, I can't see straight.
I wish some big ol’ bider types would show up and stand real close to the Black Pansies.
Cant wear a shirt that says “Mitt” but you can have a humongous portrait of Obama in front of everyone’s faces.
These people disgust me to no end. I hope they go down hard tonight!
What’s the latest on SEAL Team November 6??????
I heard the person was wearing a t-shirt that said MIT not MITT. Turned out it was MIT for Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Someone had to tell the poll watcher Mitt had 2 Ts. The poll watcher had to back off after getting an education.
If anybody didn’t think that philly was corrupt, just a little more evidence. Have know fear we surround them. There are simply more of us than them. You are not alone, go vote call your friends and get them to the polling place, take them if you can. The cities will allways be blue, dominated by those who can’t and a drag on those who can. All we need to run things is show up.
These lawbreakers know that the corrupt “justice” department will not prosecute them.
No, just the Dimocrat ones.
I don’t care if every single kid in that school is black....
If that school is supported by taxpayer money, this mural is totally out of place.
oops ... another pun?
NE Philadelphia poll ordered to cover Obama mural
The GOP poll watchers need to be packing heat for protection.