Casket With Anti-Obama Sticker Raises Ire In NC

North Carolina officials are decrying the appearance of a casket with an anti-Barack Obama sticker at a Craven County polling place.

State Democrats said Saturday the coffin and sticker are an attempt to intimidate people voting early. Republican Party spokesman Brent Woodcox told The News & Observer that citizens should be outraged.

The NAACP says the casket was in place for at least several hours. A bumper sticker on it showed an image of Obama and the phrase "O' No!"

Meanwhile, federal officials say Justice Department personnel will monitor voting Tuesday in several counties in North Carolina and South Carolina as part of a nationwide effort to protect voting rights and prevent fraud. Observers will be in Alamance County, N.C.; and in Dorchester and Georgetown counties in South Carolina.

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