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Report: GOP Election Officials Forcibly Removed in Philadelphia
Posted By Lachlan Markay On November 6, 2012 @ 12:26 pm In Ongoing Priorities,Scribe | 15 Comments
Reports from Philadelphia polling places Tuesday morning claim that poll officials have been turned away and forcibly removed for partisan reasons.
The Pennsylvania Republican Party filed a complaint with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas claiming that 75 GOP officials were “prohibited…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,’” according to a news release .
The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard reported  that at least one Republican inspector “was physically thrown out,” according to a GOP official.
The Court issued an order  reinstating Republican officials at a host of Philadelphia polling places.
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Tom Fitzgerald  reported that GOP officials were expelled or turned away in the following Philadelphia divisions:
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URLs in this post:
 news release: http://www.pagop.org/2012/11/pa-gop-obama-supporters-muscle-out-election-inspectors-but-gop-wins-first-and-second-challenge-to-seat-election-workers/
 reported: http://washingtonexaminer.com/philly-gop-poll-inspectors-being-ousted-for-dems/article/2512714#.UJk5U2_A_ng
 issued an order: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/06/judge-issuing-order-to-reinstate-booted-philadelphia-election-officials/
 Tom Fitzgerald: http://www.twitter.com/tomfitzgerald
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