PHOENIX, November 6, 2012- Is Pennsylvania leaning more towards Mitt Romney than the polls and Obama think? There are some shocking reports coming out of the swing-state of Pennsylvania today, raising the question that voter fraud could take place.
In Philadelphia, the Black Panthers are currently standing outside polling booths, intimidating voters just like they did in 2008.
You’ll recall that in 2008, one member of the Black Panthers group was seen outside a Pennsylvania polling center, holding a billy club during the election four years ago. The group was later criminally prosecuted for voter intimidation, but the charges were later dropped by the Department of Justice.
Clearly for this election cycle, those criminal charges didn’t stop them from practicing the same activities. Fortunately, to help counter the Black Panther’s intimidation tactics, a group of former Navy Seals are set to also stand guard outside these polling centers, to make sure the Panthers don’t bother anyone on their way to vote.
In addition to the Black Panthers’ presence, nearly 70 Republican polling inspectors were blocked from numerous polling booths in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania today.
These inspectors are court appointed officials that have a main goal of monitoring the electoral process and making sure every ballot is counted and that voter fraud isn’t taking place.
Officials from both political parties are supposed to be present, but the Republicans in Pennsylvania have since been blocked from monitoring.
Following this news, an emergency court session convened in the Keystone State and re-ordered that the Republican voting inspectors must be reinstated.
The Republican monitors have since returned to their posts, though it is not clear what potential voter fraud has been committed in the meantime.
Pennsylvania has long been considered a ‘safe state’ for the president, but in recent weeks Mitt Romney has made a larger play to help secure the traditional blue state.
Clearly, Romney’s play for the state has ruffled some feathers in the Democratic Party, especially with the news of these tactics.
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