Obama Mural Covered Up At Philly Polling Location - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Obama Mural Covered Up At Philly Polling Location

Posted: Updated:
A mural of President Obama before it was covered up by sample ballots after some voters complained. (Photo courtesy of Tim Miller/Twitter) A mural of President Obama before it was covered up by sample ballots after some voters complained. (Photo courtesy of Tim Miller/Twitter)
PHILADELPHIA -

A mural of President Obama was ordered to be covered up at a polling location in Philadelphia Tuesday after some voters complained.

The mural showed President Obama with the words "hope" and "change" painted next to him at the Franklin Elementary School.

A picture of the mural, which appeared to face voters as they walked inside to vote, was Tweeted by several people on Twitter throughout the day.

By Tuesday afternoon, a judge ordered it covered up.

The mural wasn't the only voting issue that surfaced in the area.

A man dressed in dark, military style clothing with a beret and what looked like a panther pin on it stood outside a polling location at 12th and Fairmount in Philadelphia.

The man wouldn't talk to FOX 29 crews, but multiple broadcast and online reports suggested he was a member of the New Black Panther Party.

At another location at 7th and Cayoga, reports surfaced that there wasn't an interpreter available to help non-English speaking voters.

A woman who says she works at the polling place told FOX 29 there was help for Spanish speakers all day.

One poll worker says the biggest problem of Tuesday was confusion about where voters needed to be and if they needed a voter ID.

You can watch FOX 29 reporter Jeff Cole's report in the video above.

  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Tillis, Hagan to meet in first NC Senate debate

    Tillis, Hagan to meet in first NC Senate debate

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 3:12 AM EDT2014-09-03 07:12:12 GMT
    Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis are meeting for the first debate of their campaign stretch run, a key contest in the national battle for Senate control.
    Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis are meeting for the first debate of their campaign stretch run, a key contest in the national battle for Senate control.
  • Ex-governor's trial may hinge on cryptic email

    Ex-governor's trial may hinge on cryptic email

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-09-03 06:44:42 GMT
    Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland is scheduled to return to federal court almost a decade after pleading guilty to political corruption.
    Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland is scheduled to return to federal court almost a decade after pleading guilty to political corruption.
  • Obama aims to show solidarity with Baltics

    Obama aims to show solidarity with Baltics

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:23 AM EDT2014-09-03 06:23:20 GMT
    President Barack Obama will stand shoulder to shoulder with Baltic leaders Wednesday in a show of solidarity with NATO allies who fear they could be the next target of Russia's aggression.
    President Barack Obama will stand shoulder to shoulder with Baltic leaders Wednesday in a show of solidarity with NATO allies who fear they could be the next target of Russia's aggression.
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices