And So It Begins. . . .

From Townhall, A Repeat of 2004 Philly Voter Chaos, Fraud:

GOP Election Board members have been tossed out of polling stations in more than half a dozen polling stations in Philadelphia because of their party status.

A liberal judge previously ruled that court-appointed Republican poll watchers could be removed from their boards by an on-site election judge, citing their “minority” status as cause.

It is the duty of election board workers to monitor and guard the integrity of the voting process.

Those on site as describing it as “pandemonium” and there may be video coming of the chaos.

You understand that, correct? Poll watchers can be tossed from watching the polling operations, a judge ruled, “citing their ‘minority’ status as cause”? Not racially, of course, but politically.

You understand this, correct? Surely you do not need me to explain the import of such a ruling – and the consequent actions – in a free society with multiple political parties.

Also See: McCain campaign sues over overseas military ballots.

Also See: Catholics probe $1 million aid directed to ACORN

Jay Tea adds: And in 2006, the Democrats in Philadelphia pulled the exact same stunt, and bragged about it.

UPDATE: At The Corner on National Review Online, Mark Steyn makes a similar observation first thing this morning in a post with the same title.

Re Dixville Notch, several readers point out that the town has 19 registered voters.

Yet 15 voted for Obama and 6 for McCain. Which adds up to…

You gotta admit that Acorn operation’s pretty thorough.

Kudos to my Catholic Church for their dutiful assistance to the nuts beneath oak trees.

Kevin adds: You can see the Fox News report linked at Townhall here.

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