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PHOTOS: Philadelphia Polling Place Includes Giant Mural of President Obama; Judge Orders Workers to Cover It

There have been numerous reports of voting issues in Pennsylvania polling places today, including this one, where a tribute by a Philadelphia school to the president ended up becoming a possible violation of election laws.

The school has a mural of President Obama emblazoned on the wall directly behind voting machines. The mural contains the words "change!" and "hope," along with a quote from the president.

Republicans were drawing attention

to the image Tuesday morning, with one Mitt Romney spokesman tweeting: "Voters in Philly's Ward 35 are being forced to cast their ballots next to this."


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Pennsylvania election law states "no person within a polling place may electioneer or solicit votes for any political party, political body, or candidate, nor may any unauthorized written or printed materials be posted within the polling place."

Later, a judge ordered the poll workers to cover the mural, so workers taped some sheets of paper over the president's face. The quotes and the Obama campaign logo, however, remained clearly visible. The mural was created in 2009 after a vote by students.

For more stories on voting problems and possible fraud, click here.


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