By now, you’ve probably have heard the media reporting the election day “feel good” moment of candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband casting their votes for her at their local polling station in Chappaqua, New York.
But I’ll bet most media left out what the Clintons did immediately after casting their votes today.
Via The American Mirror:
It pays to have Clinton Privilege.
New York election regulators seem to be looking the other way today as Bill and Hillary Clinton campaigned outside their polling location this morning.Video published by Reuters shows the Clintons posing for photos inside their precinct, as well as “greeting voters” outside the door.
Campaign signs and stickers are clearly visible.You can see all the video yourself, but you’ll have to go to YouTube directly as — for some reason! — the original poster of the video (Reuters) has disabled sharing and playback on other websites. Can’t imagine why…
Though I must warn you, I almost ruined my keyboard viewing it; it’s downright vomitorious.
As The Mirror notes of the Clinton’s behavior:
According to a portion of the statute posted by NYPIRG, the Clintons appear to be violating state election laws.
NY Election Law on electioneering: While the polls are open no person shall do any electioneering within the polling place, or in any public street, within a one hundred foot radial measured from the entrances designated by the inspectors of election, to such polling place or within such distance in any place in a public manner; and no political banner, button, poster or placard shall be allowed in or upon the polling place or within such one hundred foot radial. (N.Y. Election Law § 8-104(1))
Bill Clinton behaved similarly in Massachusetts in March.
A Massachusetts voter was fuming after she said her polling location was shut down to accommodate a visit by Bill Clinton March 1.
The rules on electioneering are well-known; certainly, the Clintons with their long experience in campaigns are well aware. But they are also well aware, of course, that when you’re a Clinton, laws are just “suggestions” to be ignored when it furthers one’s interest. And, moreover, if someone were even to bother calling them on breaking a law, it would be easily denied or shrugged off.
Yes, indeed, it pays to have Clinton privilege.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]