Romney Moves Quakertown Event Due To Protests

Romney appears in Quakertown, while Obama supporters hold registration drive

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney moved his scheduled event in Quakertown due to a number of pro-Obama protestors who had turned up. 

Romney was scheduled to appear at the Wawa gas station at 1960 John Fries Highway in Quakertown at approximately 12:40 p.m. Saturday. However, the appearance was moved to the Wawa location at 600 North Westend Boulevard instead.

“Why we're at this Wawa, instead of the other Wawa?” Romney said as he paid for a meatball hoagie. “I understand I had a surrogate over there already, so we decided to pick a different place. My surrogate is former Gov. Rendell, who said we could win Pennsylvania."


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Later Saturday afternoon, the Pennsylvania chapter of Organizing for America held a voter registration drive at the Mt. Airy Arts and Groove Festival at 7165 Germantown Avenue.

"We believe we’re better off as a country when more eligible citizens can access the polls and cast a ballot for the candidate of their choice," the organization said in a statement. 

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