Skip to comments.European Team May Monitor Pa. Polls; Lawmaker Voices Ire [Invited by NAACP]
Posted on 11/01/2012 9:48:29 PM PDT by Steelfish
European Team May Monitor Pa. Polls; Lawmaker Voices Ire
Amy Worden and Bob Warner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS November 1, 2012
HARRISBURG - Word that a United Nations-affiliated elections monitoring team may be headed to Pennsylvania to observe Tuesday's elections set off fireworks in the Capitol, where a leading Republican urged state officials to bar the group, along with others seeking "to exercise fraudulent or corrupt influence" at the polls.
Earlier last month, the NAACP and other civil rights groups asked the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to monitor polling places in states "most impacted by voter-restriction efforts." The OSCE works with the United Nations to ensure free elections around the world.
Among the states targeted was Pennsylvania, where a strict voter-ID law was enacted in the spring. Implementation of the law requiring state-approved ID for voting was postponed after a legal dispute that reached the state Supreme Court.
Voters will not need to show identification at the polls on Tuesday, though the state still encourages voters to take ID in preparation for future elections that will require it.
NAACP spokesman Derek Turner said he was not sure whether the OSCE, based in Poland, would dispatch a team to Pennsylvania. A spokesman for the group, which monitored U.S. presidential elections in 2004 and 2008, could not be reached on Thursday.
But one lawmaker, State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R., Butler) said he didn't think the international group had any authority to enter polling places in Pennsylvania.
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they do not get diplomatic immunity from private orgs like the NAACP
I would have thought Sandy would have flushed these turds back to Europe by now.
I hope they get to “experience” the Black Panthers. They are going to the right place.
That may be too good for ‘em. Let ‘em get the City of Brotherly Love and see what happens.
As near as I can tell PA election laws don’t allow it.
If any of those yahoos stepped into my state, they would be arrested and jailed.
Actually this may back fire on the NAACP if the monitors go to Philadelphia and witness some of those precincts where 110 per cent of the citizens vote. You want to see Philly howl? Have the Penn. Pubs say okay,,,monitor us but send some folks to Philly as well!
I’m surprised that Poland would get involved. They’ve been shuttled in and out of their land for centuries. You’d think they’d be on our side.
Once they see the Black Panthers they might just try to lock them up. I hope.
(I’m half Polish).
Lol. These observers will be lucky to live through observing in black panther territory. The very least they should expect is to be robbed and beaten.
The following sign:
BEWARE THE I.C.E. AGENTS
DISGUISED AS U.N. OBSERVERS!
posted judiciously in certain problem precincts could prove beneficial.
Of course they won’t keep an eye on the Black Panthers, the one recent known instance of voter intimidation in Phila.
Communists and muslims are not needed nor wanted in Pennsylvania to interfere with our free elections. Shame on the NAACP for this action........
Our ancestors came here to get away from these
they get it if no one stops them.seems like their are already plenty of violations no one is doing anything about.
But the prospect of postal delay makes it advisable for absentee voters to hand-deliver their ballots to county election boards if possible.....And WTFTP? If you can hand deliver it, get your F’n ass out to vote. If you left the area 4 mo.s ago, your absentee ballot has posted.
>>I hope they get to experience the Black Panthers. They are going to the right place.
they are probably going to join hands and sing Kumbaya together. 0 probably requested the UN (NWO) oversight...