Judge: Polls Will Close As Scheduled (PA)
Jennifer Lin Philly.Com 22 April 2008
Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Ramy Djerassi has rejected a request to extend Philadelphia poll hours to 10 p.m., and to distribute emergency paper ballots to all precincts where there have been reports of broken voting machines. "You’re asking for broad remedies, I need broader evidence," Djerassi told one of several attorneys representing a number of voting rights organizations who were seeking extended voting hours. The organizations, including Voter Action and the Advancement Project, offered just three affidavits as evidence that there were serious problems with today's election. It was unclear if the groups would return to the court later today. The polls close at 8 p.m.