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Philly judge: Yes to GOP voting inspectors, no to Obama mural

Published by Karen Langley on .

The AP is reporting that a Philadelphia judge ordered polling places to accept all certified voting inspectors after complaints that Republicans had been excluded:

PHILADELPHIA -- After complaints that dozens of Republican voting inspectors were prohibited from polling places, a judge on Tuesday issued an order declaring that all certified voting inspectors be allowed at the polls.

Deputies from the city sheriff's department were dispatched to enforce the order by Common Pleas Judge John M. Younge, according to a statement from Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. The judge also ordered that a mural of President Barack Obama, which was featured on the wall of a school serving as a polling place, be covered up.

The state GOP sent around this photo of the mural:

Obama in Philly poll

According to a copy of the order, also distributed by the party, the judge ordered the top election official at the site to cover the mural with "blank paper or other similar material so that the content of the mural is invisible in its entirety for the duration of the election on November 6, 2012."

 

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