this sort of crap has to stop.
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She wasn't talking to herself was she?
?I told her we supported her and her husband, and we were praying for them,? Deisch said later. ...Political discussion run amuck, outrageous and scandalous, I say!!!.
Anything rules against religious discussion?...She WAS praying for them.
I can see jail time in her future.
Yes, something she did was illegal. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, while still in the polling place she talked to Dennis Campbell . When reporters asked what they talked about, Campbell said ?She was telling me how important it was to vote to keep her husband?s agenda going.". That is campaigning, and is forbidden in the polling place. I would think that she being a lawyer as well as married to the President, she should have been quite familiar with the law.
Yes Grim, that would still be campaigning. A lawyer should have known better.
Consider another situation about limitation of discussion. If in a trial the judge tells the jurors that they may not discuss the trial with others while the trial is going on, they can't discuss it anyway because somebody else asked them to do so.
Any time a candidate gets a photo-op coming out of a voting booth, it's basically electioneering. I'd imagine that in big elections it's also a bit disruptive to the other voters. Imagine the security detail necessary to allow an incumbent president to go vote and how that impacts other voters in that district trying to vote.
"No judge of election, pollwatcher, or other person shall, at any primary or election, do any electioneering or soliciting of votes or engage in any political discussion within any polling place, within 100 feet of any polling place," the statute reads.
Grim, you can campaign for things other than a person. A ballot can have things like propositions, authorizations of bonds, new laws, etc.
Fro instance, the ASPCA could have gotten a proposition on the ballot saying all dogs must have a collar. The ASPCA would have an agenda. This would not be a person. Even not being about a specific candidate and being the agenda of an organization, urging passage or not passing it would be campaigning for that thing on the ballot.
This is forbidden by law in the polling place, and every time I have beel to a poll I have seen signs stating that campaigning within X feet of the polling place is illegal.
If someone says that a person campaigned for a person or the agenda of a person or organization in the polling place, that would seem to be probable cause for an investigation. In the case at hand, such a statement about somebody doing so was made to the press at the time of and in the place of the incident. Even if the press did not record the specific incident, the statement of the eye witness involved should be enough to justify a full examination of the facts.
If Obama's wife did so, I think it could be resolved by her admitting it and admitting that she was in error to have done so. If it was just a slip by a lawyer who have known better, that could be understandable and forgiven by many, but to call it that and be forgiven, first she needs to publicly admit to that error in judgment.
As I pointed out, and as it is proven by the links provided by the OP... there was lots and lots and lots of press coverage of the event. There was even video footage that appears to cover from the time she arrived until... ?
It should be EASY to document and substantiate the accusations being made about the woman.