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GOP inspectors kicked out of Philly polling places; Update: Court reinstates inspectors

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Reports are coming in that Republican poll inspectors have been ejected from as many as 25 polling locations in Philadelphia. Are the dirty tricks starting already?

Over 25 precincts have ejected Official GOP Inspectors in Philly

— Election Journal (@electionjournal) November 6, 2012

Already reports of Philly shenanigans where GOP inspectors ( official election board workers) are being forced out of 17 polling locations

— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) November 6, 2012

Breitbart News reports:

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) .

Some of the precincts involved:

GOP Inspectors ejected in Philly. W43 D14. #chaos

— Election Journal (@electionjournal) November 6, 2012

More GOP Inspectors being forced out of polling places in Philly. Wards 32, 40, 43, 56. #ElectionDayChaos

— Election Journal (@electionjournal) November 6, 2012

#gop poll inspectors being kicked out of polling places in #philly wards 6, 12, 18, 20, 24, 29, 32, 39, 43, 56,65 .@morning_joe #tcot #p2

— Peter Ingemi (@DaTechGuyblog) November 6, 2012

More info at Mental Recession.

Twitchy will monitor the situation in Philly and update as more information becomes available.

Update:

Reports are coming in that more than 60 Republican poll inspectors have been forced out and one woman was physically attacked.

GOP poll inspector physically assaulted in Philly

— Election Journal (@electionjournal) November 6, 2012

Over 60 GOP Inspectors forced out of polls in Philly. One woman was attacked.

— Election Journal (@electionjournal) November 6, 2012

The GOP is in court this morning trying to get this sorted out.

Ah Philly-> Democrats blocking at least 25 GOP minority inspectors from Philly polling places. GOP in court now. #pennsyltucky

— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) November 6, 2012

Update:

More on this developing story:

Philly courts order polling places to allow GOP inspectors to return. Polls not complying. Sheriff’s Deps being sent to enforce. Chaos.

— Election Journal (@electionjournal) November 6, 2012

BREAKING! Court order issued to reinstate GOP poll inspectors

— ColorMeRed (@ColorMeRed) November 6, 2012

More on the court victory from the Republican Party of Pennsylvania:

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.

Related:

New Black Panther thugs back at the polls in Philly

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/06/gop-inspectors-reportedly-kicked-out-of-multiple-philadelphia-polling-places/


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