Sign posted inside Malvern polling place encouraged voters to pull for GOP

Kim Glovas
November 06, 2018 - 3:15 pm
Kecia Lee took a photo of the sign. Committee members at the polling place responded to her question as to why it was there with shrugs and smirks.

Kecia Lee/Twitter

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MALVERN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A handwritten sign encouraging voters to cast ballots for the Republican candidates over Dems has been taken down at a Chester County polling place, but only after one voter drew attention to it.

The sign at Sugartown Elementary School in Malvern read, "Easy Ballot" as voters walked through to cast their ballots, with boxes to be checked for either "Mobs Democrats" or Jobs Republicans." 

Kecia Lee, who lives in Malvern, took a photo of the sign and posted it on Twitter. She asked Democratic committee members at the poll if it was legal, to which they just shrugged at her, she said. 

She then asked Republican committee members why they allowed it. Lee said they just smiled back.

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"The general rule in Pennsylvania is that electioneering is not permitted within a polling place or within 10 feet of the door of a polling place," noted Adam Humann with Election Protection, a nonpartisan election watchdog group.

Becky Brain, communications director for Chester County, said poll workers were unaware that the sign had been posted, and when they became aware, it was removed.