19 January 2010

andrew griffin: brown v. coakley massachusetts senate race: poll warden a no-show; police open machine

UPDATE-3 8:27 pm cst drudge: coakley just conceded by telephone to brown.

you might remember andrew griffin the former gannett/town talk reporter who moved to oklahoma.
By Andrew W. Griffin
Oklahoma Watchdog, editor

LAWRENCE, Mass. — At the Essex Towers senior public housing, voters are being allowed to vote despite the poll warden not showing up.

According to a poll watcher for Republican candidate Scott Brown, a Lawrence Police Department officer unlocked the ballot box.

This was observed by Americans for Limited Government, and Brown and Martha Coakley poll watchers.

The poll warden had taken a child to school, according to one observer.

The police later opened a polling machine for a handicapped man.

There was still no evidence of a poll warden one hour after the polls opened.

Andrew W. Griffin is the editor of Oklahoma Watchdog. ~ source
UPDATE: mike rivero's whatreallyhappened.com linked here

link to audio page
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UPDATE-2: we caught up with mr. griffin around 6:00 pm massachusetts time (5 pm in louisiana) to get a first hand account of what all he is seeing.