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At the Franklin School in Philadelphia, a mural of President Obama caused quite the fevered outrage among conservatives.
In response to the uproar, a judge ordered the polling place to cover the image of Obama, which was expected.
It makes perfect sense that this mural should be covered. What doesn’t make sense is that Republicans seem more concerned with murals than actual disenfranchisement.
In Ohio, Secretary of State Jon Husted has gone to court over provisional ballots, arguing that voters who do not fill out the section of the ballot—without assistance from polling officials—should have their ballot invalidated when it comes time to count votes.
And in Florida, Gov. Scott has willfully mishandled the elections, allowing voters to languish in long lines for 7 hours, and refusing to extend early voting.
These outrageous attempts at voter suppression don’t get as much as a second look from Republicans, but the painted image of President Obama at a polling place causes all sorts an uproar?
Republicans have this selective outrage, which means they are only offended when Democrats may have an advantage, but never call out weighted scales in their own party.