Democrat Foul Play Begins in Philadelphia (Updated)
The Romney campaign war room reports that Republican inspectors have been kicked out of some polling places in Philadelphia, PA this morning.
Romney war room reports minority (R) inspectors kicked out of some polling places in Phila. GOP lawyers ready. More details TK, #inkyvote
— tomfitzgerald (@tomfitzgerald) November 6, 2012
These inspectors are election officials appointed by the courts. The Head Judges, elected Democrats, are the ones moving to throw these inspectors out. Reportedly, this is happening in the following locations:
Ward 32, Div 13
Ward 43, Div 14
Ward 56, Div 1
Ward 56, Div 22
Ward 32, Div 28
Ward 32, Div 28
Ward 12, Div 17
Ward 39, Div 1
Ward 24, Div 9
Ward 18, Div 25
Ward 43, Div 14
Ward 29, Div 18
Ward 65, Div 19
Ward 20, Div 1
Ward 6, Div 11
Republican lawyers are at the ready to contest these illegal actions.
Meanwhile, look who is showing up at voting locations in Philadelphia again, as they did four years ago.
The New Black Panthers are a racist and separatist organization with no legal standing to provide any form of election security. They are there to intimidate, just as they got away with doing four years ago. It looks like the Democrats and their allied terror group are moving to steal PA if they can.
Update: Fox reports that a judge has ordered the tossed judges to be seated.
A Pennsylvania judge is issuing an order to reinstate Republican election officials across Philadelphia who allegedly were ejected or refused entry by on-site Democratic voting chief judges, GOP officials tell Fox News.
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.
Republicans claim they are obtaining a series of court orders to seat the so-called election "inspectors," and sheriff's deputies will be available to escort them.
Despite the high number of officials who were allegedly booted, the dispute itself is not uncommon for Philadelphia. Fred Voigt, legal counsel for the city commissioners, said these kinds of face-offs happen "with regularity" in the City of Brotherly Love.
Update: More from the PA GOP.
“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.