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Nearly 100K People Want Bill Clinton Arrested for Election Law Violation

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Nearly 100 thousand people are calling for former President Bill Clinton to be arrested for violating election laws by entering multiple polling stations in Boston and other Massachusetts areas on Super Tuesday, creating a massive delay for voters attempting to get to the polls.

By the end of Tuesday evening, a petition had already been launched on Change.org, calling for Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to arrest President Clinton, which immediately gained traction.

The petition cites election laws which prohibit, “campaigning within 150 feet of a polling station, or in any way interfering with the right to vote.” Clinton was photographed and filmed not only near, but inside polling stations. Officials, however, maintain that he broke no laws.

“After being told to refrain from this activity, which is a 3rd degree Voter Violation Felony, for which Clinton indeed must have known the law and chose to violate it, Bill Clinton does not vote in Massachusetts, and would have no other business in a polling station on election day besides campaigning for his wife,” the petition states.

Secretary of State William Galvin has defended Clinton, asserting that he broke no laws during his visits to the interior of polling places because he was not handing out any flyers or voting materials.

“Bill Clinton was not only electioneering within the boundary. Although the spokesperson for Bill Clinton denies that he was never inside a polling place, photos and video show him clearly greeting and talking up election workers inside,” the petition asserts.

In addition to his visit to the polling site in Boston, Clinton also stopped in West Roxbury and Newton. Outraged voters complained that they were held up for hours by heavy security as the former president pressed flesh on the stump for his wife.

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  • Mitach2002
    Things still aren't bad enough to have the slaves rise up and revolt.
  • karlof1
    Yeah, lets arrest the bum for something since it seems he'll never be indicted for his war crimes!
  • Pentagonisabeast
    This is American elitists openly selecting the next POTUS.Why aren't blacks and Hispanics protesting? Because Hillary has the same criminal mindset as they.Bill will turn into a bully when the game is on between Trump and Hillary.But watch Trump fight like hell going down to the elitists!
  • Mitach2002
    Nope. He's not poor or black so no way does he get arrested. Two classes and two sets of rules. You slaves need to know your place.
  • peaceactivist2
    Can't never happen in this freedom nation
  • Does the ruling citing apply to primaries or just to State, Municipal, and Federal elections? We don't have primaries in my country, but in any actual election, the person appointed by the Elections Canada to be in charge of the polling station would normally call the Chief Electoral Officer to report a violation because someone was campaigning in or within a certain distance of the Polling Place and Elections Canada would be able to prosecute.
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    mitty, This is a p.s. A person could also be guilty of an offence under the Elections Act if they merely interfered with or held up voting.
  • yehedgehogin reply topeaceactivist2(Show commentHide comment)
    peaceactivist2, I always thought it was spelled free damnation!
  • Zhukov
    The Clintons are above the laws of the world and they know it.
  • Ann
    There's a story behind that painting behind clinton. His tie is the same color as a dress he soiled, and the shadow is of the woman he wronged. Look it up. The man who pointed it told us the hidden meanings he intentionally painted into it.
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