Our colleague Stephanie Farr provided this report:
Violence reportedly broke out at a polling place in Northern Liberties this morning.
Witnesses said that an uncle of Lewis Thomas III, who is challenging state Rep. W. Curtis Thomas in the 181st legislative district, pushed an elderly committee person and took a swing at a ward leader. The incident happened at a polling place on North 6th Street near Fairmount at around 9 a.m.
But Lewis Thomas III said the accusations, which come from supporters of state rep. W. Curtis Thomas, were “totally preposterous and ridiculous.” No police report was immediately filed. Zack Stalberg, president of the Committee of Seventy, said his organization has “indirectly” heard about the incident and they would send people to look into it further.