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Mayor names group to review election problems

Mayor Nutter on Friday appointed a fact-finding group headed by Philadelphia Managing Director Richard Negrin to review reports of problems during the presidential election, including the high number of provisional ballots used by voters.

"On Election Day, there were reports questioning the integrity of the voter registration lists, the supply of provisional ballots, and the preparedness of some poll workers to address new state voter laws," Nutter said.

He said City Commissioners Stephanie Singer, Al Schmidt and Anthony Clark, who oversee city elections, had agreed to cooperate with the fact-finding.

Nutter also named Kevin Johnson, Pastor of Bright Hope Baptist Church, and these city employees to assist Negrin: Jordan Schwartz, deputy chief of staff, Office of the Mayor, Terry Gillen, director of federal relations, Hope Caldwell, chief deputy integrity officer, Nicole Harrington, investigator, Office of the Inspector General.

-- Miriam Hill

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