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.
“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.
— Sera Congi (@seracongi) March 1, 2016
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.