GOP observers let back in to Philly polling places

November 4, 2008 11:11:58 AM PST
The Philadelphia district attorney's office says it has restored 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.