Pennsylvania judge orders Obama mural be covered during voting
PHILADELPHIA (WREG) – A judge has ordered a mural depicting President Barack Obama, his campaign logo, campaign phrase and a quote be covered until voting ends today.
The logo is displayed next to voting machines at a Philadelphia public school.
A Republican campaign worker filed a complaint that the mural violated voting laws prohibiting campaign materials within 10 feet of a precinct and definitely inside a precinct.
Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released a statement accusing the Obama campaign of trying to suppress Republican votes.
“It is clear the Obama campaign has taken their campaign in the gutter to manipulate this election however they can,” the statement said. “Based on the Obama campaign’s behavior today, it certainly raises the question: what are Democrats doing in the polls that they are working so hard to shield folks from monitoring this election?”
A Philadelphia judge has ordered that the mural be covered up in its entirety with, “blank paper or other similar material so that the content of the mural is invisible in its entirety for the duration of the election on November 6, 2012.”
An attorney for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party agreed the mural violated state law which doesn’t even people to wear a t-shirt or hat with a logo.