November 06, 2012

New Black Panthers Return To Philly; GOP Inspectors Tossed
Update: Inspectors Reinstated

It begins:

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

Reports on the ground indicate the Black Panthers are at polling locations.

Wait, the UN election observers are not in Philly?

Never mind, the democrats have this area covered.

Update: Via @electionjournal:

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Update II: New Black Panthers Stalking Polling site in Ohio

Update III: Court reinstates GOP Minority Inspectors. Report from PA GOP below fold:

For immediate release. Contact: Valerie Caras

Obama Supporters Muscle Out Election Inspectors But GOP Wins Initial Challenges to Seat Election Workers

PA GOP Will Continue to Fight for a Fair Election

HARRISBURG, PA—Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the first court order issued by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to seat Republican Minority Inspectors in Philadelphia Polling places:

“This was a shameless attempt from the Obama campaign to suppress our legally appointed Republican poll watchers in Philadelphia and they got caught,” Chairman Rob Gleason said.

“We’ve seen these shenanigans before and it’s clear that Democratic operatives and the Obama campaign are desperate; trying to shield Republican Minority Inspectors who are employees of the City of Philadelphia today from monitoring election activities. It certainly raises the question, what are Democrats doing in the polls that they are working so hard to shield folks from monitoring this election?”

So far this morning, Democratic operatives prohibited 75 legally credentialed Republican election workers from accessing polling places in heavily Democratic areas in Philadelphia. Incidents ranged from judges of elections refusing to seat Republican Minority Inspectors and Clerks, to reports of Democratic election operatives announcing that “No Republicans will be allowed in the polling place.”

As a result, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania petitioned the Court to issue formal orders to force Democratic judges of elections to seat Republican minority inspectors and clerks. The Court said that they will issue around 6-12 Orders with approximately 6 – 10 names per Order.

Update IV: SEIU cry babies: GOP poll watchers are racists or something.

Related: Giant Obama Mural Greets Voters in Philly's Ward 35

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