GOP observers let back in to Philly polling places

November 4, 2008 12:46:24 PM PST
he Philadelphia district attorney's office says it has restored about a half-dozen Republican election observers who were kicked out of polling places. Spokeswoman Cathie Abookire said Tuesday that the partisan disputes were compounded by a misunderstanding about the rules that govern certified election observers.

The McCain-Palin campaign complained of intimidation by Democratic election officials who were kicking Republican officials out of polling places.

Abookire said the GOP observers were allowed to go back in after a district attorney's team arrived.

She said a certified observer can go inside any polling place in Philadelphia and stay, as long as there are no more than two watchers in any polling place.


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