11/04/2008 (12:41 pm)
Amanda Carpenter is already reporting a dispute over allowing Republican poll watchers access to the polling place. The Fox News report makes it sound like a minor dispute over frequency of access in a crowded poll location — apparently 3 precincts are using the same location in West Philadelphia, and the officials are trying to keep the place clear for the voters. Republicans were told they’re only entitled to make an occasional pass through the building; polling officials claim they said the same to Democrats. (I’m familiar with the building; it’s a rough area close to the western edge of the city, on Chestnut St.) The matter is already being heard in court, according to Carpenter.
Voter fraud and intimidation in Philadelphia would be nothing new, but this sounds like something minor.
Note that the McCain campaign has created a hotline for reporting voting irregularities. If you see something that needs to be reported, call 866-976-VOTE.
UPDATE: Fox News reports Black Panthers standing guard in front of a voting location threatening white people with a nightstick in North Philadelphia, one of the toughest slums in the nation. Four and a half minutes, and this is not a false alarm.
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Comment by RM
The new Black Panthers of Philly aren’t kidding around. One of their leaders stands on the street corners in Philly spewing on his hatred for all things white and advocating violence against whites. He dismissed Obama essentially as a tool of white America. These are not a kinder, gentler version of the Black Panthers we remember from the 70′s.
Comment by Phil
When I lived in Mobile, AL back in the 1980s, I used to walk the streets of the roughest ghetto in the area, praying for the residents there. When I moved to Philadelphia in 1992, I considered doing something similar, but very quickly changed my mind; I learned that there were neighborhoods in Philly that were patrolled by black supremacist groups, and they would kill white people who showed up. No joke; the racism in Philly from the blacks was orders of magnitude worse than anything I encountered in Alabama. These are scary folks.
Comment by RM
Not for nothing is it nicknamed Killadelphia, and there are reasons other than pure randomness that so many policemen have been murdered while doing their jobs over the past year.