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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Poll Station Hijinks

--posted by Tony Garcia on 11/06/2012

Each election cycle there are illegal activities which surround the Black Panthers. It looks like this cycle is no exception.
Court-appointed Republican poll inspectors are being forcibly removed from voting stations in some Philadelphia wards and replaced in some cases by Democratic inspectors and even members of the Black Panthers, according to GOP officials.


The Philadelphia GOP is reporting that court appointed Minority (read GOP) Inspectors are being thrown out of polling locations in several Wards.

These Inspectors are election officials - again, court appointed -- and are reportedly being thrown out by the Head Judges of Elections (these Judges are elected Democrats) and being replaced by Democrats.

This has happened at [15] locations...
It seems that a judge has already had to intervene to reinstate 70 election inspectors. I think a wise move would be to have the totals through the time that one side's inspectors were ejected negated. There is no way to know that fraud did not occur.

***** UPDATE *****
So, you walk into the polling station and see a huge mural on the wall of the candidate you disagree with. Would that feel uncomfortable? What is the point of banning campaigning within a certain distance of polling station entrances (a standard practice for good reason) if polling stations can have murals of one of the candidates?

What about a banner hanging inside the polling station?

***** UPDATE 2 *****
You know, it should not be a surprise when fraud is mentioned with regards to Illinois (especially Chicago) politics. In the era of cell phones, Twitter and Facebook at least more of these stories can be surfaced and substantiated.

In Chicago (go figure) an election judge is wearing an Obama cap and it is claimed that he gave an extra ballot to the person in front of the picture taker in the story.
This photo, taken by a voter this morning at the Ward 4, Precinct 37 polling place (1212 South Plymouth Court, Chicago), shows an election judge checking in voters while wearing an Obama hat," a source writes. "Chicago's 4th ward is home to President Barack Obama."

The voter who took the photo says: "Woman in front of me also given an extra ballot."

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