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November 6, 2012

Philly DA probes reported voting inspector issues

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office is looking into reported issues with Republican voting inspectors at some polling locations.

Some groups are reporting Republican voting inspectors are being denied access to polling places in Philadelphia, a city where Democrats overwhelmingly outnumber Republicans.

Tasha Jamerson, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Seth Williams, says the office is investigating a series of complaints regarding such minority voting inspectors. The Committee of Seventy, an election watchdog group, also says it’s dealing with issues of Republican inspectors being denied access to polling places in the city.

The Republican Party of Pennsylvania says it has asked the Court of Common Pleas to issue formal orders to force Democratic judges of elections to seat Republican minority inspectors and clerks.


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