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Casket with anti-Obama sticker raises ire in N.C.

Casket with anti-Obama sticker raises ire in NC

Posted: Nov. 1, 2008
Updated: Nov. 2 10:58 p.m.

RALEIGH, N.C. — NorthCarolina officials are decrying the appearance of a casket with ananti-Barack Obama sticker at a Cravens County polling place.

StateDemocrats said Saturday the coffin and sticker are an attempt tointimidate people voting early. Republican Party spokesman BrentWoodcox told The (Raleigh) News & Observer that citizens should beoutraged.

The NAACP says the casket was in place for at leastseveral hours. A bumper sticker on it showed an image of Obama and thephrase "O' No!"

Craven County Director of Elections Tonya Pittssaid the casket was placed at the site by former County CommissionerBill Harper. It was originally for “Joe the Plumber” and had a signthat read “taxed to death.” Later in the week, Pitts said theanti-Obama stickers were placed on the casket.

The casket wasconsidered an act of free speech since it was further than 50 feet fromthe polls, Pitts said. The casket was removed by the sheriff’sdepartment on Friday.

An NAACP official told WRAL News Sundayevening that the organization is filing a formal complaint over thecasket with the Board of Elections, the Department of Justice and thestate Attorney General.

Meanwhile, federal officials say JusticeDepartment personnel will monitor voting Tuesday in several counties inNorth Carolina and South Carolina as part of a nationwide effort toprotect voting rights and prevent fraud.

Observers will be in Alamance County, N.C.; and in Dorchester and Georgetown counties in South Carolina.

(This story contains information from WCBI)

 Copyright2008 by WRAL.com and the Associated Press. All rights reserved. Thismaterial may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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Comments

1.
Comment by Piaceri - November 3, 2008, 2:29 am
Is this better or worse than hiring ACORN ($832,000) to steal the election by flooding the voter registration offices with hundreds of thousands of false voter registrations? The voter registration offices are so flooded they cannot handle legitimate voter violations. Already many people have been caught casting ballots in states they do not reside. Guess who they voted for?

And you are going to pick on a little bit of tasteless free speech? Oh, but that is right, you Obamabots think free speech is only for those who agree with you, just like your fearless leader.
2.
TenajComment by Tenaj - November 3, 2008, 2:59 am
My dear Piaceri, Bush stole the entire state of Floridia, if you want tic for tac. Didn't your momma tell you that two wrongs don't make a right. I'm not an Obamabot if you please...never have been and never will be...a voting democrat and no man leads me....Not figuratively or real. And certainly not a politician.

I do my own thinking.

Ya'll need to stop the smearing and take the butt kicking gracefully. But I admire someone who fights to the end. But I'm a better loser than the way some of you Republicans are coming off. It's pathetic. It's not even funny anymore.
3.
NBey6Comment by NBey6 - November 3, 2008, 8:49 am
Why is it that people love to offend you when they don't agree with you? Intimidation is not a becoming virtue, either. I will never understand that with human beings.

^_^

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