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Old 03-05-2016, 03:41 PM
 
Location: In the reddest part of the bluest state
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Wrong.

The law doesn't describe most of real life accurately. It can't. Life it too complex. Language is inadequate. Think of classroom rules as an analogy. No disruptive behavior allowed. Well, you can't very well list every one of the trillion and more possible behaviors that could be disruptive, can you? He wasn't allowed to represent her campaign inside the polling places. He did.

Do I think this is a huge deal? No, but he was definitely trying to influence the election. A prosecutor looks at this and realizes that proving his case would be difficult at best, and it's not worth the resources to pursue it.

Ha, I love that...'wrong'. So that's your final answer? The law is clear on what is a violation and what isn't, story over. What you think or feel is no more relevant to the situation than whether or not you like broccoli.
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Old 03-05-2016, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Ha, I love that...'wrong'. So that's your final answer? The law is clear on what is a violation and what isn't, story over. What you think or feel is no more relevant to the situation than whether or not you like broccoli.
He told a voter "pull the lever for Hillary" inside a polling place. Illegal.

Did Bill Clinton Break Massachusetts Voting Laws?

As far as distributing campaign material, I've read the statute several times and it does refer to written materials. So that would be a tougher sell. But I do think that a case could be made. You are not supposed to "circulate" campaign material inside a polling place. He himself could be construed as campaign material. Again, it's not a huge deal. The statute only calls for a twenty dollar fine. But he shouldn't have done it.
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Old 03-05-2016, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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State law says a person cannot "wear campaign buttons or identifying signage 150 feet from a polling station."

But having a former President hang around 3 polling stations with a megaphone and even going inside the polling stations is unprecedented and completely unheard of. He didn't need to wear campaign buttons or have visible signage for Hillary-He IS the visible signage.

Do you think voters didn't know who he was supporting or why he was there? I think it's very dirty and shows the Clinton camp is nervous as hell.


Remember, MA was VERY close.


Look at this County


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Old 03-05-2016, 04:34 PM
 
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The problem must be the law In your state.

Texas has signs that the judge places before the poll opens that indicate the distance from the door. We also have a law that states staff, voters and poll watchers in the polling place. No candidates or their surrogates.

The election judge is from the party of the county official who won the election. The alternate is from the other party.
The clerks are from both parties.

Any election official at that polling place could have called the cops.
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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Omg he shook hands!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahe was the president of the United States even the republican kids or people would want to shake his hand. It's an honor .
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Tinytrump, what was he doing making the rounds of polling places on election day, if not trying to scrounge up last minute votes? C'mon now. You weren't born yesterday, were you?
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:27 PM
 
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OOOOORRRRR, it could just be a massive conspiracy on his part to keep Hillary at home and not gone every day. HHHMMM....
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:29 PM
 
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But having a former President hang around 3 polling stations with a megaphone and even going inside the polling stations is unprecedented and completely unheard of. He didn't need to wear campaign buttons or have visible signage for Hillary-He IS the visible signage.

Sounds like a case for the SCOTUS for me....
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:30 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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But having a former President hang around 3 polling stations with a megaphone and even going inside the polling stations is unprecedented and completely unheard of. He didn't need to wear campaign buttons or have visible signage for Hillary-He IS the visible signage.

Sounds like a case for the SCOTUS for me....
The state already said he didn't do anything illegal. I'm doubting the SCOTUS will be getting involved.
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Old 03-05-2016, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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Wrong.

The law doesn't describe most of real life accurately. It can't. Life it too complex. Language is inadequate. Think of classroom rules as an analogy. No disruptive behavior allowed. Well, you can't very well list every one of the trillion and more possible behaviors that could be disruptive, can you? He wasn't allowed to represent her campaign inside the polling places. He did.

Do I think this is a huge deal? No, but he was definitely trying to influence the election. A prosecutor looks at this and realizes that proving his case would be difficult at best, and it's not worth the resources to pursue it.
Will you just stop acting like a mirror-image of a Right Wingnut with his/her tin-foil hat on so tight that the antenna is pointing to Alpha Centauri? You give Bernie supporters a bad name! Sheesh!
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