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Is this an actual polling place? Update: Judge orders mural covered Update: Philly does really bad job covering mural

posted at 11:22 am on November 6, 2012 by

And to think, they wouldn’t let me carry my life-sized Mitt Romney cardboard cutout in with me to vote here in NYC.

Seriously, Philly?

Update: Looks like that polling place is indeed real.

Update (MKH): Philly covers up an Obama mural about as effectively as Obama governs. Pic at the link.

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Communists envy this sort of propaganda.

lorien1973 on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Unstinkingbelievable

cmsinaz on November 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

What else do you expect from the inner cities?

mnjg on November 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

What. The. Sh*t.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 11:29 AM

This is Mao-esque.

portlandon on November 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Being from SE PA, I wish I could say I was surprised.

Sadly, I cannot…

JohnGalt23 on November 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM

LOL

Twitter reports suggest turnout is WAY DOWN in Philly. Meanwhile, GOP turnout is WAY UP in GOP areas elsewhere. Combine that with the fact that PA doesn’t have much early voting, and I think PA is in the bag.

Norwegian on November 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Heil the Great Leader. Mmm…mmm…mmmm.

idalily on November 6, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Norwegian on November 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM

The plural of “anecdote” is not “data.” And Obama won by a large enough margin last time that he can afford to take a hit. Be on your guard.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 11:32 AM

That’s not JUST. Mural, it’s a Pravda approved mural.

KMC1 on November 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

I thought it was illegal to campaign within 100 feet of a polling place.

But in PhiladOceania, Big Brother (and his Panthers) are watching You!

Steve Z on November 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM

i can think of so many ways to improve on that mural….

runner on November 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Yep. He won PA by 10 points last time. He has lots of margin for error vis-a-vis turnout. Doesn’t mean Romney can’t win, but there’s a reason I put Pennsylvania in the “longshot” column yesterday.

Allahpundit on November 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM

I thought it was illegal to campaign within 100 feet of a polling place.

But in PhiladOceania, Big Brother (and his Panthers) are watching You!

Steve Z on November 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Someone told me in PA it is 10 ft. Which pretty much allows you to stand right outside the swinging doors.

JohnGalt23 on November 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Effin’ scary – That’s enough to make anyone vote a straight REPUBLICAN ticket.

Pork-Chop on November 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

It’s not unique.

forest on November 6, 2012 at 11:42 AM

saw an “I love obama ” sticker on a locker this morning at work…in a men’s locker room.

sick cultists

tom daschle concerned on November 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM

My guess that is a mural painted on the wall of a public school. After all, we have to allow the public teacher union employees to brainwash our children early and often.

karenhasfreedom on November 6, 2012 at 11:45 AM

I think someone photoshopped a voting place in Venezuela.

neuquenguy on November 6, 2012 at 11:45 AM

saw an “I love obama ” sticker on a locker this morning at work…in a men’s locker room.

sick cultists

tom daschle concerned on November 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Hmmm, rumor has it, Obama liked to spend a lot of time in bath houses in Chicago prior to holding public office.

karenhasfreedom on November 6, 2012 at 11:46 AM

The plural of “anecdote” is not “data.” And Obama won by a large enough margin last time that he can afford to take a hit. Be on your guard.

KingGold on November 6, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Some Philly precincts in the past two elections have reported 100 percent turnout on the rolls — one back in 2004 actually reported more voters than residents living in that precinct. So while turnout of living bodies may be low, the only way to know if that corresponds to the actual number of votes in the machine or ballot box would be to video the poll site’s entrance from opening to closing today, count the number of people going in to vote and then cross check the voter rolls later.

With the GOP in control in Harrisburg, the people involved in the vote fraud might face a tougher time getting away with stuffing the boxes at the state level than they did four or eight years ago, but they still may be able to get away with it to the point it will be too late to do anything but punish those involved (and like Benghazi, major Philly vote fraud in a close PA election is not going to be as high on the media’s radar as, say, some wild Diebold-Bush conspiracy the same media types were trying to push as a claim that the GOP stole Ohio in 2004).

jon1979 on November 6, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Pathetic… a mural… why not a blinking neon sign? Any reports from Vegas?

Khun Joe on November 6, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Looks like that’s a gym or something where they indoctrinate the youts.

Really – they couldn’t find a room without a huge mural of King Putt?

Wow.

RedNewEnglander on November 6, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Oh my have the UN observers heard about this? They will be livid!

Kataklysmic on November 6, 2012 at 11:58 AM

PEOPLE…THIS IS INSIDE A FREAKIN’ SCHOOL! NOW THAT IS AMAZING…

Ltlgeneral64 on November 6, 2012 at 12:00 PM

He looks like a singer in a two bit cocktail lounge. Not that I would know what that would look like.

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2012 at 12:00 PM

He looks like a singer in a two bit cocktail lounge.

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2012 at 12:00 PM

It must have been sent from the future.

Kataklysmic on November 6, 2012 at 12:02 PM

A mural of Obama must have cost a few billion and it must have been done in crayon.

NoDonkey on November 6, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Kinda reminds me of GeorgetownNot.

Fallon on November 6, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Time for a revenge vote – For sure.

FlaMurph on November 6, 2012 at 12:09 PM

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/06/1156832/-Sad-Republicans-upset-over-Obama-mural-give-me-a-pain

resident idiot at KOS gives us this. there are a few comments with some brains but not many

lostinjrz on November 6, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Meh, there was a survey last week that Obama ads were actually increasing GOP enthusiasm to vote against him more than Dem enthusiasm to vote for him. If your mind isn’t made up by the time you’re in the polling place, you’re not going to break for him while there. More likely, it would be a 3rd party vote. It’ll be interesting to see how the Com/Soc/Roseanne counts go. They could take margin-of-victory amounts from PBHO in purple states.

321mdl on November 6, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Someone told me in PA it is 10 ft. Which pretty much allows you to stand right outside the swinging doors.

JohnGalt23 on November 6, 2012 at 11:35 AM

You are correct, BUT not inside a polling facility.

DevilsPrinciple on November 6, 2012 at 12:21 PM

I wonder if judges in Philly wake up every election day and think “Oh f*ck, it’s election day.”

Mark1971 on November 6, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I think weill will PA, but then lose it with all the fraud.

Oil Can on November 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Update: Election Judge in PA has ordered Obama mural in polling place covered up. Order here –> twitter.com/Timodc/status/…

I’m sure they’ll have it covered up by Thursday night.

El_Terrible on November 6, 2012 at 12:32 PM

’bout f’ing time!
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on November 6, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Why didn’t someone make an issue of it before election day?

Mimzey on November 6, 2012 at 12:58 PM

On the other hand, that mural is going to remind a lot of people who voted for Obama last time what he sold himself as, and what he turned out to be.

tbrosz on November 6, 2012 at 12:59 PM

there is a pic floating around of an election official in chicago wearing obama gear and handing out extra ballots; how thoughtful

runner on November 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Is this an actual polling place?

Is this an actual school?

Ronnie on November 6, 2012 at 1:01 PM

How can anyone have needed to be ordered to cover that up? So glad I don’t live in an urban center where crap like this passes as normal practice.

pvolcko on November 6, 2012 at 1:06 PM

If this is a public school, and your kids go there, and you are not in the cult of Obama, shame on you for not gathering the other sane parents and saying it’s not ok. Why haven’t we seen it, before?

di butler on November 6, 2012 at 1:25 PM

I have been saying for weeks that Philly introduces a margin of fraud that is tough to over-come. They get 112% turnout.

goflyers on November 6, 2012 at 1:27 PM

My polling place in Manhattan is in a left-wing theatre, I kid you not. They always have propaganda whoops! I mean “mnemonic devices” visible everywhere inside the polling station to help people remember who exactly to vote for. When I complained during past elections, the police were called and I was told to “move on.” *sigh*

EV on November 6, 2012 at 1:31 PM

A mural of Obama, these are the same people that woudl be up in arms about any type of picture of religious significance. Crucifix, cross, ten commandments, Torah, Koran, Bible, etc. But a picture of Obam at a polling place is okay.

patch on November 6, 2012 at 1:58 PM

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