WASHINGTON (CNN) - At least three cases of possible voter suppression at election sites around Virginia will be investigated by state police, according to Virginia election officials.
The cases were reported in the city of Richmond, Fairfax County and Fauquier County, according to Nancy Rodrigues, Virginia's executive secretary of the Board of Elections.
In once case she said the "over presentation of law enforcement" at one polling location was called in. In another case someone was playing a recording of right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh loud enough to violate the no campaigning within 300 feet of a voting location.
"We are working very closely with local and state police to investigate these allegations," Rodrigues said during a press conference in Richmond Tuesday.
A spokesperson for the election board said they could not say what the third incident was and could not comment further on the cases, only saying that investigations are underway on all three incidents.
Are you serious, Well I am black and feel he should have gotten billyclub.
Violation of the no campaigning within 300 feet of a voting location??? What about the texting the Obama camp is doing? How many of those people are in line at the voting polls? How is that practice acceptable?
If you vote based on race, you will get what you deserve.
Good point. Us white people have been so oppressed not only at the polling booth, but in society as a whole. If they are doing something wrong call the police. Can we please try to now play this us and them game that has caused the divisive nature in our country.
Why is the media pushing Obama over McCain
What about the alleged Black Panther? Were they needed? Was there any Klu Klux Klan???? Or the likes aka confederate flag waving hateful white robes with dunce hats.....good old boys??? How about the Grand Old Punks that got educated and learned how to manipulate the computer chips in the voter machines? Who taught u to hate? Go smack them......shame on U!!!!
Martin says "What about the Black Panther party members standing outside of a polling station with a night stick as white people try to vote in Philadelphia?"
So exactly where is/was this polling place in Philly? I'm not doubting your claim, but think you should offer proof of your claim. If it is true then it should be prosecuted fully. Otherwise let's not spread false claims.
agreed martin, since when is physical intimidation acceptable? why has are the authorities ignoring that type of "electoral suppression"?
Ya sure it wasnt an umbrella?
they are just trying to get Obama to win by suppressing the polls!
McCain doesn't need cheaters!
the police were there to protect us from republican operatives
Well, it was two people, one with a night stick (asked to leave), the other one (yes a black panther) but a legitimate member of the 14th ward democratic committee. The Black Panther's do not endorse either candidate.
Andy: Are you suggesting that the media should suppress news stories that could enhance negative feelings?
It is happen everywhere , here in NY there were a few white guys dressed up like muslins trying to intimidate African American Voters.
what about obamas boys the panthers in penn? they didn't make them leave left them there to intimidate voters
As it turns out, that appears to be a hoax, Martin. In fact, FOX itself debunked it. Next?
Well you know what Kevin, the white hooded crew in South Carolina also should have gotten billyclub and monkey-knuckled along with the man in Philadelphia. Hell, anyone, crew, or group intimidating others during voting should be billyclub and monkey-knuckled to the ground.
Martin your a dumb a$$!
that didnt even happen!
It's called a rumor sweety!
The Philly issue is on You Tube.
Thank you it seems the press is afraid to look racist i watched the black panther problem to c if anybody said anything but they were all cowards but i am not so if the black cats start a racist thing in my town they will be treated as thugs and will be put down
What is the point to all of this finger pointing! I voted for McCain, but if Obama wins, it is a very historic moment for our country.
I am flabbergasted at the racism I have experienced in your country today. I have lived here for 10 years and this is the first time that people showed their true colors. I left my country of birth because of the racism there but I am thinking I need to move to Canada after feeling that familiar feeling of disgust
The number of frightened, conspiracy-theorist, doomsayer, hallucinating people on this board is unbelievable. We have a looooong way to go in this country. Idiocy is rewarded by Presidents like GWB, unfortunately.
CNN was reporting the black panther story around 2:00 p.m. today. So that is were Martin got it from, it was breaking News. Nice to see you folks writing in are so unbiased..biased!!
Using the electoral college as a voting system does not coincide with the will of the people. Your vote does not count for anything.