Did Bill Clinton violate election rules by going into a polling location?

Did Bill Clinton violate election rules by going into a polling location?

This isn’t Bill Clinton’s first political rodeo. So, I’m not buying that he didn’t know any better. Hillary Clinton’s campaign got a “reminder” that she is not to have anyone solicit votes for her at polling sites… especially Bill Clinton. He went to a polling location and schmoozed. He greeted workers, took photos alongside Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, chatted with people, kissed old ladies and had a cup of coffee. Gee, no swaying of voters there at all. He gets away with political pandering and gets a mild rebuke for it. Behold the Clinton Machine.

Bill Clinton

From boston.com:

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been “reminded” not to solicit votes near polling sites after President Bill Clinton ventured into a polling location in Boston on Tuesday, the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office said.

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Massachusetts election rules forbid the solicitation of a vote for or against a candidate, party, or position within 150 feet of a polling place.

Alongside Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Clinton greeted election workers and voters on Tuesday at the Holy Name Parish School, a polling location in West Roxbury. The former president chatted up voters, kissed an old lady on the head, posed for photos, and bought a cup of coffee, MassLive reports.

Brian McNiff, a spokesman for Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin, said he had heard about Bill Clinton’s presence. McNiff said that Hillary Clinton’s campaign “has been reminded” of the 150-foot rule. Anyone else would have been severely reprimanded for this. McNiff was asked if Clinton’s presence would, on its own, constitute a solicitation. “He’s a well known person. And he’s a spouse of a candidate,” McNiff said. “That should answer the question.” He declined to further elaborate. I don’t think he needs to… it is self evident. This is just more bending of the rules to get Hillary into the White House. Bill misses his cigars and all that.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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