Did Bill Clinton, Mayor Walsh Break Massachusetts Voting Laws for Hillary?

Depends on your definition of ‘campaign materials.’

Clinton Walsh

Update: March 4: The state has said that Bill Clinton did not break election laws.

Update: Tuesday, 5:45 p.m.

A reader passed along the above photo of Bill Clinton, Mayor Marty Walsh, and an unidentified man at Holy Name in West Roxbury posing with a Democratic ballot.

4:11 p.m.

In an interview with the New York Times, Secretary Bill Galvin said, “We had to remind some of our poll workers that even a president can’t go inside and work a polling place.”

“He can go in, but he can’t approach voters,” Galvin went on, adding that poll workers in New Bedford, Clinton’s next stop, have been reminded of the rules. “We just took the extra precaution of telling them because this is not a usual occurrence. You don’t usually get a president doing this.”

Previously:

With just a few hours left before polls close this Super Tuesday, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton and husband Bill Clinton have been criss-crossing Massachusetts to round up enough votes to edge out Sen. Bernie Sanders, who previously led Clinton in the mostly white, progressive Bay State.

The former president was spotted in the Newton Free Library in Newton, as well as the Holy Name gymnasium in West Roxbury—both polling locations. He was joined at the latter by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a Clinton supporter.

According to the Clinton campaign’s pool report, Bill took at least one photo with a voter outside Holy Name, kissed an elderly woman on her head, and signed another voter’s Hillary sign. The Globe also reports Clinton told one voter, “Pull the lever for Hillary.”

Inside the polling location, Clinton purchased a cup of coffee from a bake sale and shook hands with poll workers. When another woman asked for a photo, he said, “As long as we’re not violating any election laws.”

Trouble is, that’s precisely what he and Walsh seem to be doing, according to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s voting regulations.

“Within 150 feet of a polling place…no person shall solicit votes for or against, or otherwise promote or oppose, any person or political party or position on a ballot question, to be voted on at the current election,” the text reads. In addition, campaign operatives are prohibited from distributing “campaign material intended to influence the vote of a voter in the ongoing election” within 150 of a polling location.

The question, then, is this: Does Clinton or Walsh’s presence alone constitute “campaign material”?

Though a spokesperson for Secretary Bill Galvin’s office did not immediately respond to Boston‘s request for comment, one told Boston.com that Galvin had reached out to the Clinton campaign to remind them of the rule.

Walsh’s office denies any wrongdoing. “President Clinton joined Mayor Walsh to thank poll workers in West Roxbury this morning. They were not campaigning inside the polling location,” spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin said.

  • philips66

    It’s ok because there is a D next to their names. Rules and laws, only for the little people and R’s

    • Elizabeth Miller

      The establishment is the problem. The corporate/political/media connections the Clintons have is the problem. And Republicans are just as bad. If not worse.

      • Emm Vee

        Nailed it!

  • jay

    WTF! These lying scum cheaters should be in prison by now. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Susie from Philly

    Where were the poll watchers? They’re the ones who are supposed to prevent this.

    • Elizabeth Miller

      Who’s side do you think they’re on? Wink wink

    • ChillWillikers

      Also its asking a lot from a librarian or town clerk to confront a former President of the United States in the middle of a media circus.

      • http://dodecadom.blogspot.com/ Logan Quinn

        Wouldn’t stop me. ;D

  • Zach D

    That’s it… I’m leaving the Democratic Party and voting Green in the general. I am sick of Hillary sending her family and her cronies out to do her dirty work. David Brock, Bill, Chelsea, Diane Feinstein, John Podesta… Enough is enough. If you can’t win on your own merits, you don’t deserve our votes.

    • Elizabeth Miller

      That’s why I’m typically an independent. I only registered Dem to vote Bernie.

      • Emm Vee

        You and me both, Elizabeth!

      • Amy

        Here in Massachusetts (not sure what state you’re in), that’s not even necessary. Independent here since I turned 18.

      • http://www.facebook.com/LostInSpaceMan Steve Armstrong

        You don’t have to register for either party in the primaries in Texas, though they did try to get me to sign up as a Democrat when I voted for Bernie during early voting I told them no thanks I’m an Independent!

        • Sandra

          Depends on if your state is open or closed primary. If it’s closed you have to register a party, but if it’s open, you can remain independent and still vote in the primaries.

    • http://www.corey-art.com/ Corey Geloneck

      Vote Bernie! He doesn’t approve of this sort of bullshit.

      • Zach D

        I am most definitely voting for Bernie, and for more reasons than this, but I’m in a late voting state. Why do we run primaries like this again? Why should an Iowan’s vote matter more than mine? And why does the media frame the narrative of winners and losers when less than 25% of the country has voted?

        • http://dodecadom.blogspot.com/ Logan Quinn

          Thing about Primaries, who another state votes for has nothing to do with your state. Each state stands alone. It’s the General election which really is the annoying thing, should be a law against the media from doing exit polls and or declaring winners before all polls nationwide have closed.

        • http://www.corey-art.com/ Corey Geloneck

          Truth.

        • Sandra

          The media does that because it’s almost all corporate-owned and they want the corporate-owned candidate to win. They hope to sway you with lies and discourage you from voting for the one candidate who will make a difference.

    • Cynthia Wray

      Vote for Bernie first. Then many of us will be right behind you, heading over to Green Party.

      • Zach D

        I plan on voting for Bernie, then voting for him again in the general. We still have 35 states to go after tonight. Let’s keep our grassroots movement alive until November and win this thing.

        Actually, win or lose, let’s keep the progressive movement alive in America and hold our Democratic elected officials accountable.

        • Kimberly Vassallo

          100% agree with you Zach. This is just the beginning of the revolution, not the end, in reclaiming our government. We are engaged, informed, and focused on the real issues facing this country. We will not fall for the divide and conquer tactics employed by the corporate elites. Our strength, as always, is in our unity.

        • Cynthia Wray

          I agree. I on everything you posted above. Bernie’s political revolution isn’t based on one man alone in the short run but on all of us, for years to come.

    • MrLucky Doodle

      I am done with the Dem. party too…but I am going to wait until after the elections to change, I am going to write in Bernie Sanders, if it should come down to that, Zach, we aren’t alone with our disgust for the DNC, they destroyed their own party, I honestly believe its on its way out after this, they did that themselves, and in the process, screwed the voters, as well as, the other Democrat candidates, (when more of them) they have screwed #BernieSanders since day one….Whatever you do, dont give up, keep standing with Bernie, he isn’t giving up on us, time is going to be HRC’s worst enemy, we have some great things going for us…people will start coming forward..like this.

      https://www.facebook.com/14102

      • harned

        There are people against writing in Bernie but I certainly plan to do that. I will NOT vote for a Clinton or Trump. End of story. Bernie is the ONLY candidate with both sense and honor. I those two qualities are the absolute winning combination. I think a lot of people on both sides of the line are going to do just this. Bernie is honest (HRC is NOT) Bernie is honorable (Trump is NOT). There you have it. People from BOTH sides need to vote for Bernie for their own good. He is fair, smart, honorable, and cares about the people, not the money. We need to make a case for writing him in if Clinton finagles a place on the ticket and we need to reach out to intelligent Republicans to do the same thing. Bernie is the person for the job this go round. Besides, I want Elizabeth Warren to be the first female President!!!

  • BlueStateBandit

    They shut down voting for 2 hours.There is video of the lines that formed. This is a breach of 950 C.M.R. § 54.04(22)(a). “Observers are allowed inside the polling place, outside the guardrail, unless they are disorderly or obstruct the access of voters.”

    • skyfish

      there it is… in black and white.

      i predict NOTHING will come of it.

  • richblade

    Whats the penalty, Mr. Secretary?

    • Cynthia Wray

      60 super delegate votes!

      • skyfish

        the two sweetest words in the English language:

        DE FAULT!

    • skyfish

      she should forfeit the state.

  • smo

    Even if the clintons aren’t actively soliciting, their mere presence counts as campaigning.

    • YorkVillian

      And it certainly counts as “disruptive”, as well.

  • neodoru

    Once Billy boy voted, there’s no reason for him to be around any polling stations. But who are we kiddin’, they’re desperate.

    • Sean Bova

      The thing is, he didn’t even vote…. he COULDN’T as his official residence is NY. He won’t be voting until April 19th.

      • neodoru

        Oh, I’m sure he didn’t come here to vote :). He’s one huge scumbag. It’s clear from the above comment (CarlSagan’s) what he’s here to do.

  • CarlSagan

    Here’s Bill outside with a Bullhorn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD-7Tv2RET0

  • CarlSagan

    And here they are blocking the crowd. You can hear a woman say she hasn’t been able to vote in two hours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwa2vSqKPHY

  • jowbery

    Does it matter, Clintons could light a bag of kittens on fire and half the brainwashed corporate dem would still claim they are the greatest thing since sliced bread.

  • pyradius

    The bankers clearly expect a return on their investment, and won’t be satisfied with the Clintons simply playing by the rules.

  • Kai Alexis Price

    This was another dirty trick from Hillary’s campaign, designed to suppress voting for at least two hours: http://youtu.be/Xwa2vSqKPHY

  • Amy

    This smells. BAD.

    • CCurlee

      yes and sadly its par for the course. do these people ever stop? i just wish someone would call them out and hold them accountable.

  • Vouchsafe2016

    Silly rabbit, Clinton’s are above your little election laws.

  • CursingOldGoat

    Senator Bernie Sanders is the only viable candidate. He is of and for the People. Senator Bernie is the only candidate in either party who is not in the pockets of the billionaire/corporate puppet masters. This election is not about lib. vs conserv. or democrat vs repub. it is about getting our country back for the people. Right wing, left wing……All the same bird…….ie TPP

  • smo

    Call this number if you having issue voting in MA

    Massachusetts

    Election Hotline Phone Number:

    Telephone number: (617) 727-2828

    Toll-free number: (800) 462-VOTE (8683)

    • smo

      got this via youtube comments, haven’t validated but it’s a start!

      • Musu Foo

        I ended up having to call it, actually. Your number is right.

        • Cynthia Wray

          Hopefully not because Bill Clinton showed up and delayed you for two hours while he stumped for HRC.

  • Todd Medlock

    So, Hummm, you mean there is a question if Bill (I did NOT have sex with that woman) Clinton might be “bending the truth”? And to think, people want to give him access to the White house again by making Hillary president. Go figure…

  • http://chosencharacter.tumblr.com ChosenCharacter

    Everybody remember this when it’s time to re-elect this piece of shit.

    • Cynthia Wray

      We aren’t electing her this time either.

      • http://chosencharacter.tumblr.com ChosenCharacter

        Was talking about Walsh.

  • adelistudio@gmail.com

    WTF enough is enough, please wake up America

  • Christine Springer

    The Clinton’s consider themselves above the law and always have. Bernie Sanders is the ONLY honest person in either party.

    • Lizbeth A Glickman

      Indeed. Just finally located Bernie’s campaign emaIl address and sent the links to the W. Roxbury and New Bedford stories, both potentially violations. I will NOT vote for Clinton again.

      • Anna Schmidt

        whining is a trait of berniebots.

        • Rick Bruner

          So you approve of breaking the law as long as it’s your candidate who is doing it?

          • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

            There has been nothing beyond hubris to support the claim that any laws were broken.

          • YorkVillian

            Please remove your blinders and watch the video clips. They’re all over YouTube. Bill and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh are INSIDE an inner-city poll, chatting with poll workers while hundreds of residents wait outside to vote. This kind of election law-breaking is not OK simply because it’s done by the candidate we prefer.

        • Lizbeth A Glickman

          Name calling is childish. Voting violations are against the law.

        • jclimacus

          You are an ethical moron. Whining? What Clinton did was both illegal and immoral.

        • Pat Duff

          Awww. We found a Hillbot. cute.

        • Sandra

          Why do HRC fans always resort to name calling? Is it because you are severely challenged when it comes to facts?

    • Anna Schmidt

      So you actually believe his $27 shtick.

      • CCurlee

        Anna Im sorry lady but you are sounding like an idiot. Every donation for Bernie has been accounted for and he was even audited to be sure. 200 people donated over the limit and they were each REFUNDED. Follow real news and learn facts. You know nothing and your comments show it.

        • Randy Bobandy

          Just saying, Bernie Sanders didn’t earn a paycheck until he was 40.

          • CCurlee

            After graduating from college, Sanders initially worked in New York City in a variety of jobs, including Head Start teacher, psychiatric aide and carpenter. In 1968 Sanders moved to Vermont because he had been “captivated by rural life.” After his arrival there he worked as a carpenter, filmmaker and writer.

            and

            Sanders worked as a writer and the director of the nonprofit American People’s Historical Society

            Nowhere does it say that he was not paid for these jobs.

            Claim is false. When will you people get a clue. Bernie Sanders is the best candidate we have running and you just refuse to see it. He worked. He’s always worked. He’s a hard worker and he works ALWAYS FOR THE PEOPLE. thanks for trying though

          • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

            Can you understand just a little that someone who has always been an independent because he didn’t think the Democratic Party was good enough for him might inspire a little concern? Why isn’t he running as an Independent?

            The only explanation I came come up with is he does respect the party system until he needs to exploit it.

            Doesn’t give me a warm cozy feeling.

          • Pat Duff

            False statement

          • Sandra

            Bernie did a lot of work that would be called “freelance” these days but he did work and earn money. You are so bogus.

      • Barakah1

        Yes, and you probably believe the “I won’t show any favoritism toward Wall St. after taking millions from them” shtick too.

      • Sandra

        We believe him because he has a decades long record of honesty and authenticity. We don’t believe her because we can see her lie on TV and then when we check the facts we find out the things she said are untrue.

    • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

      Too bad he’s not in either party. He didn’t think Democratic Party was good enough until he needed them.

  • Truthteller505

    The Clintons can’t do ANYTHING without being dishonest. They are total sellouts, and they want another chance to sell US out, even more than they have already. If you have not done so, drop whatever you’re doing and GO VOTE FOR BERNIE RIGHT NOW!!!! Help save the country from Oligarchy!!!!!

  • betonit

    Cut the crap! Bill Clinton is campaign material for Hillary. There is no other reason for him to be there! He should be arrested!

  • NWMary

    So why aren’t people calling and demanding an honest election? Where are the picket signs outside those polling places. I know, hard to predict but I’m thinking it’s time to have a brigade armed with picket signs ready to show in the streets outside polling places. It is just more corruption. In the NW we look at Massachusetts as a standard bearer and not a submissive accepter of more rigged politics This is so sad. Once it’s done, no going back. No justice. Just more corruption by the Clintons.

    • Mass Independent

      Don’t worry, Hillary will be soundly rejected in the Dem primary in favor of Bernie Sanders.

  • Anna Schmidt

    I believe in love and kindness. I believe Hillary can tear down barriers which hold us back and make our country whole again.<3

    • BlackAvengeroftheSpanishMain

      Really? Because that seems like a fairly delusional thing to believe. Republicans fucking hate her, regardless of the fact that she would make an excellent Republican presidential candidate. And there’s a pretty decent backlash against her from the left. How exactly is Hillary going to be a uniter, again?

      • MrLucky Doodle

        HRC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz ripped the Democrat party to shreds, after this election, I doubt they are going to have much of a party left.

        I have been a registered Democrat since I started voting as a teen..I am now 57, once this election is over with, I am done with party, it has proved itself to be a mirror image of the GOP, both are screwing the American people, both are corrupt, both are out and out lying to our faces, they are both allowing big money to silence our voices, they are allowing big money to make the laws of the land, and they will do so regardless of the consequences that will ensue, some of which are toxic, both are fine with watching the rich get richer at historic rates, while the middle class continues to wane, do people think about where that path leads, have they any idea of where, on that path, we are?..both are guilty of feeding into the oligarchy this country is sinking in…ITS TIME FOR EVERYONE TO WAKE UP!!

        The environment is a big issue with me, and HRC threatens all of it, she is into fracking, has sold it across the globe, more drilling, big oil, The Keystone Pipeline, GMO’s,..basically, she and her ilk (GOP), are in bed with the fossil fuel industry, lots of favors to be paid back, she will destroy so much of the little bit we have left, as far as, wildlife, clean water, air and food…She is a total threat to something I try to protect EVERY day!

        She is a liar..that’s all there is to it..she should have been put behind bars years ago..she friggin CRAZY! She has basically stole all of the things that Bernie has been fighting for for decades..she is phony, the difference is that these are things Bernie has been fighting for, for decades, the facts are at our fingertips, HRC, on the other hand, is just parroting, she keeps flip flopping, and spews her verbal diarrhea for one reason only, too say whatever it takes to get her into the WH, its what the people want to hear, however, she has NO intentions of making any changes for the middle class or working poor, or the environment, and most importantly this country and other countries, security.

        https://www.facebook.com/14102

        http://m.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/22/1489185/-The-Definitive-Encyclopedic-Case-For-Why-Hillary-Clinton-is-the-Wrong-Choice

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

        • Echoe LaCaille

          waserman chose to attack her own party today. ripped into WARREN of all people who is trying to unite Democrats to get more Congress seats in the next election. But HEY Destruction destruction destruction! must be good for everyone! GOD I think Wasserman is the VILEST piece of crap on the planet.

          • YorkVillian

            Aren’t you forgetting Bill Clinton and Marty Walsh?

        • YorkVillian

          Because of Wasserman-Schultz I will change my party affiliation to “Un-enrolled” (Independent).

    • Cynthia Wray

      You clearly didn’t have a chance yet to see this the amazing lack of love and kindness displayed by your candidate today towards a young woman who asked her a question about her voting record as it relates to African Americans. Dismissive and insulting is closer to the reality of HRC. That’s not the way to bring our great nation together.

      • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

        I suspect that facts will not dissuade you, but she was asking about a statement made in1994, when Hillary Clinton was First Lady, and not in the position to vote for anything.

        The only candidate who could vote for this legislation was Sanders. Why is she not asking why Sanders actually voted for the legislation she objects to?

      • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

        Also, the woman, Ashley Williams blindsided Clinton by asking a question about something she said over 20 years ago, and then didn’t allow Clinton to answer. Wouldn’t you need a second or two to think back 20 years?

    • Devilstine

      I urge you to please do some research on Hillary, thoroughly and then do some research on Bernie and you will see that they are very different. Bernie has been fighting for US, all of US for over thirty years, has the experience to create bipartisan coalitions to get legislation done, including how he was able to pass the bill for the VA into law and was awarded by the right wing VFW with honors. He’s truly not bought, doesn’t pander, stands his ground and will not bend over until he gets what he needs for US, ALL of US. Vote Bernie Sanders and join U.S. and the rest of the world in our political revolution to take back democracy from the Oligarchs that have corrupted our government so ferociously! VOTE BERNIE SANDERS 2016!!

    • Celticmutt

      Bernie Sanders is the love and kindness candidate. Hillary voted to send our troops to Iraq and families and veterans are still suffering the tragedies of losing loved ones, and being maimed and traumatized. Our nation is still trying to undo the devastating consequences of the war that further ignited terrorist attacks. I believe you are overlooking Bernie’s career long unwavering commitment to every American citizen.

    • Mass Independent

      Like she cares about women and children right? Ask the hundreds of thousands of woman and children, or should I say widows and orphans in Iraq, who were killed, maimed and widowed, and more than over 1 million displaced. Yes, she has shown enough love and kindness with her vote for an illegal invasion/war to last generations.

      • R Paul Pilcher

        You are Absolutely correct on that and why can’t the people in this part of the planet remember or Know that? She(Hillary) should be locked up in prison with all the others that lied us into a war and killed innocent people! How could this happen and people not know? Its so horrendous that maybe most people choose to live in Denial. And if this crazy woman gets elected, the War Machine will again be ignited and many more innocent people will be killed which is why people in other parts of this planet are closely watching this election and want Bernie to win.

      • jclimacus

        HRC – never met a war she didn’t like

    • OldUncleDave

      Sociopaths don’t feel love and kindness, but they can fake it to get elected.

    • MrLucky Doodle

      I dont mean to be rude or disrespectful, but your post clearly displays your ignorance when it comes to HRC..I urge you to do your homework before heading to the polls..OMG she is so bad for this country, she is really dangerous…She is NOT live and kindness, shes anything but.

      https://www.facebook.com/1410232216/videos/10209136929966272/

      http://m.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/22/1489185/-The-Definitive-Encyclopedic-Case-For-Why-Hillary-Clinton-is-the-Wrong-Choice

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-nra-lobbyist_us_56d5e214e4b03260bf784001

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-ritter/hillary-clinton-iraq-war-vote_b_9350340.html

    • Patricia P. Tursi

      You have not read much about Hillary have you> You have listened to her, watch her kiss babies and think that’s Hillary. Thanks for the humor. People who have worked for her, career people have described language and behavior that exhibits no respect for working people…or for her cohorts.

    • jclimacus

      lol turn off CNN and start doing some research

    • AntHewy

      Somebody is drinking the kool-aid and just can’t put it down.

    • Sandra

      It is not love or kindness to hold people up for two hours and to prevent the ones who couldn’t wait that long from voting. HRC is the most divisive candidate I’ve ever seen, so you are ignoring what almost everybody on this page has been saying. Hiding your head in the sand won’t make it any better.

    • Echoe LaCaille

      Hillary IS the barrier to voters here! well her HUSBAND is. did you not read the article?

    • YorkVillian

      And I believe Noah could only find one Unicorn, so he decided to leave it behind altogether.

  • Nancy Gagne Walton

    That sure looks like the inside of a building! And taking a photo of a ballot is also verboten.

    • Celticmutt

      EXACTLY! I was inside my voting area and someone snapped a picture and the election worker told the people to put the camera away. How is this different? The fact that neither Clinton nor Walsh, or the voter with them, for that matter didn’t think of that is beyond obnoxious.

      • jclimacus

        I am wondering if anyone present at the time had the cajones to call them out on it, eh?

        • Celticmutt

          I think there was someone in line who called the Voter Fraud number.
          I would have.

  • Celticmutt

    Low class move, as far as I’m concerned. I took off my Bernie button at the polling place after canvassing because of the law, and there’s Hillary’s walking, talking campaign material crossing the line, pushing the envelope and being broadcast all over the place.

    • Patricia P. Tursi

      In Nevada, at at least one precinct, the registrars all had Hillary shirts on. People were bused in and they voted before registering. Then there were shortages of forms, late openings, voters so discouraged they went home, and more. Between the DNC, the electoral college and the Democrats, democracy is a thing of the past.

      • YorkVillian

        Hillary is the Uber Candidate. Like the digital dispatch transportation service, no law is above breaking.

  • sedna101

    Apparently the ultra-wealthy 1% think our laws don’t apply to them. Shame on the Clintons; they must be getting desperate to make thhis highly illegal move. I’m making a donation to Sander’s campaign tonight. God help us all if Shillary wins.

    • Patricia P. Tursi

      They have always operated outside the law. Check our Arkancide.

  • skyfish

    to answer you question: Yes, yes he did.

    the question you SHOULD be asking is: Will it matter?

    • Kimberly Vassallo

      If complete disregard for the law doesn’t matter, than I guess it doesn’t matter. Apparently ethics counts for little today.

      • skyfish

        I have also sent an email to
        cis@sec.state.ma.us
        elections@sec.state.ma.us regarding Bill Clinton’s Electioneering within 150ft (in some cases INSIDE) a polling place.
        we shall see where this goes, but my guess, since the mayor is an HRC supporter… it that it will go nowhere.

    • MrLucky Doodle

      Yes, it would matter to someone who couldn’t wait for hours to vote because they had to get back to work, or they had to pick up their children, or has an elderly person they are caring for and cant just get out and wait on lines, etc….
      Yes it does matter, it matters to people who dont have time for this BS! It may not matter as far as the final results, but it sure does matter to those who didn’t get to exercise their right to vote, it didnt/should not have happened, it was done deliberately, disgusting in my eyes, total disrespect for the other Democrat running, as well as, the voters, the despicable Clinton’s both knew this was wrong, yet did it anyway, how effin pathetic, what a low blow …. yet typical, parasites… wake up America! Yes it may have mattered very much to someone skyfish.

      • DMBMother

        Right on. Even Bernie would probably say it matters even if it doesn’t change the numbers. He rightly feels like his campaign is already successful because his message is, despite the media’s attempt to mute it, resonating. He would consider this a crime. No voter should lose their voice because a candidate’s husband is creating chaos!

      • skyfish

        send this in an email to

        cis@sec.state.ma.us

        elections@sec.state.ma.us

        its a legitimate complaint.

  • OldUncleDave

    The Clintonistas think this is ok because, IT’S HER TURN, DAMMIT!

    • Emm Vee

      It’s called hubris.

      • Topbrick

        it’s called contempt, for voters, other candidates the rule of law.

    • YorkVillian

      …and, “We’ve had our first black president; now it’s time for our first woman president!” Sadly, there are many people backing Hillary for ONLY that “reason”.

  • Patricia P. Tursi

    Why waste all this time voting? Royalty beats democracy. On with fascism.

  • Kimberly Vassallo

    I’m told that as a Democrat it’s my responsibility to vote for Hillary if my first choice, Sanders, doesn’t win the primary? Please! She is making it impossible for me to make that choice.

  • LAguy323

    The Bernie Campaign has acquired a voter protection team of lawyers and voter suppression experts to deal with ANY and ALL voting irregularity issues. *CONTACT (515)450-6960* Sierra Storm Holstead or Lauri Phillips (918)587-8800 or lphillips@918lawyer.com with National Bernie Campaign who will submit a form.

  • MrLucky Doodle

    Dangerous family, this was just wrong, but then again, everything she does is wrong…She’s friggin dangerous..I would NEVER vote for her, NEVER! The verbal diarrhea she spews means nothing to me, because I am somewhat of a political junkie, I know a lot about HRC, so I know better, but for those who dont know better, and just parrot what they hear, she sounds great, thing is, she is a highly paid BS artist she is lying..its at your finger tips, do your homework before heading to the polls, do it before its too late!

    #BernieSanders 2016 #LongIslandNYforBernieSanders2016 #FeeltheBern #AmericaTogether

    https://www.facebook.com/1410232216/videos/10209136929966272/

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-nra-lobbyist_us_56d5e214e4b03260bf784001

    http://m.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/22/1489185/-The-Definitive-Encyclopedic-Case-For-Why-Hillary-Clinton-is-the-Wrong-Choice

    • ArthurFrayne

      So what happens if she picks Bernie as a running mate?

      • Emm Vee

        Bernie would NEVER be her running mate.

        • YorkVillian

          She has said that, if the nominee, the first person she would “talk to” would be Bernie. Bernie, however, like Elizabeth Warren knows they would be much more effective in the Senate than as VP. Besides, he would be too much of a distractive attention-getter for Hillary to choose him.
          Has anyone considered that she might choose a certain enormously popular former USPOTUS as her running mate? Another first for the DNC’s royal couple.

      • Susan

        She won’t. She also won’t do all the things that she’s been copying from his speeches.

      • Topbrick

        Bernie is too fine a man, too excellent a candidate, too authentic, too experienced at governing to play second fiddle to her.

      • MrLucky Doodle

        That will never happen, Bernie Sanders is everything that HRC is NOT!

  • Dan Grossnickle

    Hillary Clinton has stated that being president is about “Hard Choices”. She’s right…but most of her “Hard Choices”, by her own admission, have been wrong.

    For decades Hillary was adamantly opposed to LGBT rights. Now she claims to be for it.

    She promoted Fracking while she was Secretary of State. She is personally invested in Keystone XL Pipeline. She pushed for TPP and referred to it as the ”Gold Standard” many times.

    She does not support a $15 minimum wage. She is FOR the Death Penalty and Prisons for Profit. She is against Free College Education.

    Hillary was adamantly against Gay marriage as late as 2013. Bernie, in 1985, as Mayor of Burlington set aside a day to be known as “Gay Pride Day.”

    Hillary has received millions from Wall Street. Bernie’s top donors are Labor Unions, Teacher Unions, and Nursing Unions and has over FOUR MILLION individual contributions averaging $28. Hillary’s Top Contributors: Morgan Stanley $636,564, Lehman Brothers $362,853, JP Morgan Chase $696,456, Goldman Sachs $760,740, Credit Suisse $318,120, Citigroup $824,402.

    Hillary was a supporter of the Iraq War. Bernie was completely against the war and repeatedly called out Bush for his deliberate misinformation.

    Hillary is against bringing back Glass Steagall Act. Bernie wants to bring back Glass Steagall.

    Hillary participated in Republican campaigns for years. Bernie has always been an independent and has always caucused with Democrats.

    Bernie Sanders marched with Martin Luther King Jr. and was arrested for protesting segregation. Hillary Clinton campaigned for Barry Goldwater, who opposed the Supreme Court’s power to enforce school integration, voted in the Senate against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and whose campaign platform included his promise to repeal the legislation. The Clintons also celebrated “Confederate Flag Day” every year when Bill was governor of Arkansas.

    Hillary is against a $15 minimum wage. Ever since he became a United States Senator, Bernie has made it one of his top goals to get a $15 minimum wage.

    Hillary wants to “loosen” Marijuana penalties. Bernie wants to completely abolish the Federal prohibition of Marijuana.

    Hillary has, on multiple occasions, called the TPP “The Gold Standard.” Bernie has been against it since it was introduced.

    Bernie has over 30 years of experience fighting for working Americans and is an honest and authentic candidate. Hillary…not so much.

    Bernie’s health care plan is predicted to save each American $1200 a year plus in insurance and pharmaceutical drugs costs.

    Hillary opposes single payer healthcare and has received millions of dollars in contributions from pharmaceutical and health insurance companies.

    Bernie received the highest VFW award in his fight for veterans’ rights and services. Hillary Clinton has a very long history of being a warmongering hawk and as president would pursue the failed policy of endless war.

    She strongly supported the Defense of Marriage Act and has since said that choice was wrong. Bernie always opposed it and has always supported the rights of gay people.

    She supported George W. Bush’s Iraq war. She has since said that choice was wrong. Bernie opposed it and has stated that he will, absolutely, defend the United States but that war should always be the last option.

    She supported the TPP trade deal many times and now says she opposes it. Bernie has always opposed NAFTA and the TPP.

    Hillary supported the Keystone pipeline even when President Obama vetoed. She has since “changed her mind.” Bernie opposed it from the beginning.

    When you are President you don’t get a second chance. Fatal decisions send young American soldiers to war and often, disastrously, change the course of events and destabilize the world.

    Ours is not a “Hard Choice” at all. We have Bernie Sanders – the leader who has made the right choices throughout his career.

    The choice is between a corporate sponsored and controlled candidate who will say anything that she believes will get her elected and an honest man.

    Bernie is a man of Integrity who has fought for the Middle Class, Labor, Women, Gay People, Civil Rights and Veterans his entire political career. He has demonstrated a profound, consistent MORAL CONVICTION to do what is right by We the People! No super PACs, no secret donors writing checks for tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, no free rides in corporate jets…just a sincere conviction to do what is right for the American people and the world.

    • sanduchi

      I hope you don’t mind that I share your post as you are so spot on.

    • jclimacus

      Absolutely brilliant. There is no reason any rational, intelligent person who claims to be a progressive should vote for HRC. Senator Sanders is hands down a better candidate.

  • Brooks Austin

    The mainstream media would be all over this story if it was a Bernie Sanders staffer doing this but I’ve barely heard anything from the mainstream media outlets about this.

    • ArthurFrayne

      Snce Bernie isn’t married to a former POTUS, the comparison is moot.

      • DMBMother

        Brooks’ point stands. If the same thing were done to Clinton, there would be hell to pay. In New Bedford, Bill effectively halted voting for TWO HOURS. Obstruction.

        • ArthurFrayne

          I’m a Bernie supporter, but I don’t see this as an issue.

          • ॐ peaceful_revolutionary

            You suck as a Bernie supporter if breaking voter laws are okay with you.

          • ArthurFrayne

            Jay walking is also breaking the law. I wouldn’t throw someone in jail for it.

          • ॐ peaceful_revolutionary

            I’ll put you down for being okay with breaking voter laws then. I’ll stick by my assessment. YOU SUCK!

          • Sandra

            Holding up voters for two hours so people give up and go home is more serious than jaywalking, which usually affects no one else but yourself.

          • DMBMother

            Jay walking and preventing people from voting are entirely different offenses. Though the former does piss me off, I still get where I’m going. The latter offense, obstruction, means that people are effectively denied their right to vote. With work and family obligations, this may have been the only two-hour window of opportunity for many people.

            This was clearly deliberate. If he wanted to pay a friendly visit, maybe he should have been in a slam-dunk precinct in AK – not in neck-and-neck MA!

          • YorkVillian

            Are you seriously comparing jaywalking to disrupting and influencing an election for POTUS? Guess you’re not from Massachusetts.

          • MrLucky Doodle

            Gerrymandering isn’t an issue with you? Its ok that they are guilty of doing things, they would have freaked out over, if another candidate had pulled this stunt on them, ..he had NO reason to be there, NONE, he’s not from Mass, he wasn’t voting, none of the candidates were there, the polls are not a campaign site, signs arent allowed within a certain area, this is not something that is done, he knew this was against protocol and did it anyway. It was a slap in our face.
            Voters aren’t even allowed to wear a pin representing their candidate when they go to the polls, and he walks into building, stops the people from being able to cast their votes without having to first stand outside in a two hour line, meanwhile hes inside taking pictures, talking with the Mayor and campaigning for his wife..NO that’s not ok, this isn’t the first time they have been in the spotlight for gerrymandering during this campaign..did you ever think about the people who weren’t able to wait that long to cast their vote? Not everyone can get off from work that long, and employers may have to let their workers the time off to go and vote, but they dont get paid for it, so how many people can afford to spend a good part of the morning/afternoon standing in line…how about someone who is a sole care taker for an elderly parent, who cant be left alone, what if they cant wait for two hours in line, just to exercise their right to vote? There are so many different reasons why some people may not have been able to wait, It was a low blow,.he inconvenienced not only her constituents but her opposing candidate as well, it was wrong, one issue here, one issue there, etc.it all adds up, it should concern you, because if they get away with this bull shit, we will have ourselves DT as our next president!

            #BernieSanders 2016 #LongIslandNYforBernieSanders2016

          • harned

            YES!! What you said! Thank you!!!

          • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

            Gerrymandering? When did the Clintons draw up voting districts? This is a new one on me.

          • MrLucky Doodle

            No they haven’t changed any districts, but they intentionally made it difficult, or impossible, for some people, in specific districts, to cast their votes.

            If you dont think this is in line with the crap the GOP has pulled over the years, by erasing voter rights and redistricting you are mistaken..come on, they didn’t change any districts, but they took advantage of three specific poll locations, it wasn’t the right thing to do the first time, or the second time, or the third time, yet it didn’t stop him…it definitely had a negative impact for those who wanted to vote but were unable to stand in line for two -3 hours, people dont have the time for this BS it was a disgustingly nasty, low blow, what shitheads!

            So, Stephen Johnson, although there was no redistricting, but it was illegal, which definitely had a negative impact on voters. I wonder what the outcome would have been if he had never pulled this stunt..Clinton’s are garbage!

          • YorkVillian

            Although you make some very valid points here, “Gerrymandering” has nothing to do with Bill’s actions – or this election. You need to check out the definition of that word…which, by coincidence, was coined here in Massachusetts to describe the actions of one of our own slippery politicians.

          • MrLucky Doodle

            See my reply to Stephen Johnson… BTW..out of curiosity,…which Mass. politician was responsible for the word “gerrymandering?”
            Peace.

          • YorkVillian

            From Wiki:
            The word gerrymander (originally written Gerry-mander) was used for the first time in the Boston Gazette on 26 March 1812. The word was created in reaction to a redrawing of Massachusetts state senate election districts under Governor Elbridge Gerry (pronounced /ˈɡɛri/; 1744–1814). In 1812, Governor Gerry signed a bill that redistricted Massachusetts to benefit his Democratic-Republican Party. When mapped, one of the contorted districts in the Boston area was said to resemble the shape of a salamander.[1]

          • harned

            You should.

          • harned

            Mr. ArthurFrayne, if you don’t see it as an issue, you are either not very smart or you are a Hillary supporter. Either way, I’m sure you knew exactly what was going on and you approve. You are NOT a real Bernie supporter. You are a Hillaryite in not very convincing sheep’s clothing.

      • ॐ peaceful_revolutionary

        So like Nixon you believe it isn’t breaking the law if you are/were POTUS?

        • Russell Bonneau

          I’m not sure who set his spot where he went to do a speech. he doesn’t know the area. it was predetermined by someone else.

          • Echoe LaCaille

            he was SPECIFICALLY TOLD not to be within 150 feet of polling places BEFORE he went. he knew DAMN WELL when he ENTERED the POLLING stations that he was within 150 feet.

          • Russell Bonneau

            there was only one state police car ahead of him

      • MrLucky Doodle

        He shouldn’t have been there, bottom line!

      • MrLucky Doodle

        From Brook Austin….”The mainstream media would be all over this story if it was a Bernie Sanders staffer doing this.”…That’s not a false statement its true.

        @ArthurFrayne….Where is this marriage bs coming from, what does that have to do with ArthurFrayne post? So in your eyes its ok for someone who is well known to walk all over you? yeah, ok..if you say so.

  • Russell Bonneau

    Hillary is the best most qualified choice period!

    • Emm Vee

      You’re delusional.

    • GrinDir

      Hillary is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

      • AntHewy

        Republican in Dems clothing, but yeah… same thing, except Republicans are extra deadly. lol

    • DMBMother

      She may have a great deal of experience, unlike Drumpf, but she does not represent the people as seriously as Bernie. He has no business interests to further and he has no promises to keep to anyone but US. And he’s got a lifetime of integrity in politics to prove it.

    • Amy Radford

      But, how do you feel about her husband breaking the law to get votes?

      • Russell Bonneau

        I was there and it was awesome! bill’s days as president were the best days ever.

        • Echoe LaCaille

          annnnd Russel didn’t inhale either. You DO know that Clinton put NAFTA in action. (it’s caused massive corporate FLEEING the U.S.) AND he signed deregulations of the financial sector.. which led to the Great Recession. ANNNND he sexually harassed an intern while he was in the white house. Because THAT’S always good for the country.

          wages haven’t gone up for the middle class cince the 70”s. Sorry to inform your brain that the “great Clinton age” was 100% DELUSION.

    • NWMary

      Based on what? Your emotions?

    • jclimacus

      lol!

    • Astrid Snaucey Luchian

      I cannot In good Consciousness Back Hillary up because of her positions on issues that I find very real and important in today’s world. Those Issues are: The TPP, GMO’s, Fracking, Getting Money from Big Pharma, Taking Money from Private Prisons, Being Backed by the financial Sector that caused the crash & People losing their homes, Being against Health care for all as a Right, And Not being for Legalizing Marijuana. I encourage Everyone to look up these issues before deciding.

      Financial Sector Ties & The Speech Transcripts: JP Morgan Chase donated $605,000 Goldman Sacs donated $711,000 and additional $675,000 in speeches To Hillary for the 2 whole years before she ran for President. (Those are just 2 groups there are many more Investment Bankers who did the same). A CNN Headline, May 20, 2015 Reads: “Five big banks pay $5.4 billion for rigging currencies.” Those banks include JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup. Another Headline Reads: Headline from the International Business Times (February 24, 2015): “Big Banks Under Investigation For Allegedly Fixing Precious Metals Prices.” The Banks under investigation included Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase. I can only conclude that she will continue to go to bat for them and they will have a very real say in the laws that govern them with minimum penalties towards their Wrongdoings. For further reading Please look up – The price of Wall Streets Power on the internet. If she released the Transcripts and they were just speeches I could maybe change my mind.

      Fracking Is a new method of getting natural gas by cracking the earth with Hydro drills. Not only does it make cracks in rocks & sediments that

      separate clean drinking water from gas & other compounds, but it also seems to be the cause of earthquakes in places like Oklahoma (being investigated) and uses a lot of water to do this. It is also Hillary’s pet project as Sec of state. She will not ban Fracking. Bernie will. I do not want to see more polluted water & poisoned kids so I am voting for Bernie Sanders.

      Making Marijuana legal is important for 2 reasons 1. The Science community is finding out that it possibly can kill cancer cells. 2. It would Decrease the amount of people (mostly black & Hispanic men) in Prison for minor offenses. Saving so much unnecessary pain in people’s lives.

      GMO Food – which is what 90% of our corn & soy is, and well we don’t know what else because the US government does not require labeling. Wether you love them or hate them Unless you spend extra $$$ to buy organic you won’t know what’s in your food. We should allow people to have a choice on what they want to put in their bodies (we can have the discussion on their bad & good points later). Gmo foods are engineered to be roundup ready. Glysphate (the prime ingredient in roundup) is now a confirmed cancer causing carcinogen. Not to mention the pesticide inside each cell of the vegetable that is engineered to make insects stomachs explode. This concerns me because I do not think it differentiates between insects & pests. The genocide of a food source for other animals might somehow interfere with the food chain. We should NOT mess with the food chain like this. Unfortunately Hillary is FOR GMOS and has gotten Thousands in speaking fees at biotech conventions. Sen. Bernie Sanders if fighting the GMO industry & companies like Monsanto. Again the clear choice for me is Bernie Sanders. Please don’t take my word on any of this look it all up,

      Talk to people, find out for yourself & your family.

      The Health/Pharma industry paid Hillary $2.8M in speaking fees, which may explain why she’s isn’t for Health care being a right for everyone anymore.

      • Victoria

        Exactly! !! The issues cannot be ignored, any more. Please people, read this, and comprehend. If you don’t understand any of it, read up, it’s all very real. Share with people.

    • Susan

      Because she knows how to cheat? Is that a qualification for president? Hey, she learned from the best…Slick Willie himself. I was considering voting for her if she took the nomination even though I don’t like her in general, but this seals it. If they cannot even manage to follow simple polling place rules, I sure as heck do not want her in the White House.

    • jamyers

      To do what?

      • ultragreen

        To collect money from bankers. Hillary and Bill are both really good at doing that.

      • Echoe LaCaille

        To tell people cool stories about sniper fire in Bosnia where she had to run to the car (because she’s faster than a speeding bullet too!)

    • AntHewy

      Most qualified to bring people to heel and get involved in more war and bloodshed?

    • darrelld67

      $shillery’s campaign is exuding Republican values and exploiting starstruck Democrats. Her campaign continues to devolve. I’m switching parties to Independent/Unenrolled. I would encourage others who find these tactics distasteful to do the same.

    • Sandra

      It appears she is the most qualified at cheating and at taking big donor money in expectation of paying back the favor later. She is certainly not morally suitable for the office of president, as we have seen from so many of her actions. It’s not enough that she steals Bernie’s talking points more and more with every speech, she also has to have her family and campaign workers involved in the sleaziest of tactics.

  • Emm Vee

    Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

    John F. Kennedy

  • NWMary

    How much of a difference do you think Vicky Kennedy’s endorsement made? I believe Ted would have endorsed Bernie if he’d followed his very liberal instincts at all as he did in 2008.

  • Astrid Snaucey Luchian

    I’d say a “STump Speech” is considered campaign material and obviously illegal! Having a STUMP speech while voters are voting on poll grounds is illegal. Why do the Clintons have a separate set of rules? He should be arrested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC6EhLSbaX0

  • Susan

    Shaking hands with poll workers would be INSIDE the polling location where the voters are.. Yeah, having the candidates former POTUS spouse doesn’t influence any voters just like Hillary’s politics aren’t influenced by big money donors. Right.

  • jamyers

    “How you define election material” is irrelevant. ……
    Under Title VIII,
    Elections: (sorry, I’m not a lawyer so this is not proper
    citation format)

    Chapter 56,
    Section 29. Whoever wilfully and without lawful authority hinders,
    delays or interferes with, or aids in hindering, delaying or interfering
    with, a voter while on his way to a primary, caucus or election, while
    within the guard rail, while marking his ballot or while voting or
    attempting to vote, or endeavors to induce a voter, before depositing
    his ballot, to disclose how he marks or has marked it, shall be punished
    by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for
    not more than one year.

    Chapter 56, Section 30.
    Whoever wilfully obstructs the voting at a primary, caucus or election
    shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars.

    • Echoe LaCaille

      soooo Bill slipped the mayor the $100 bill in advance knowing he was crapping on voters trying to get to the polls.

      • YorkVillian

        The description of the Mayor’s own unlawful actions was cited in the law, too. But, I doubt very much that $100 is all Billary offered Marty Walsh.

  • Daryl Buck

    Hillary the Wall Street Skank and her Alzheimer’s bound “Joe the Rapist”

  • jamyers

    Michael Whouley, now advising Bill Clinton, previously used Gore’s 2000 motorcade to block Bill Bradley voters from NH polls…This was a deliberate and successful attempt at voter suppression. We see a campaign of deception and Nixonian dirty tricks like we saw in IA , NV……

    My question is this:
    Does William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth have the authority to delay or withhold certification of the election results because of a successful and unlawful act of voter suppression? This would make global headlines. What do you say, Galvin, you want to make a name for yourself?

  • http://dkatiepowellart.me/ dcatpdx

    Then fricking do something about it. Or is this too going to be just another funny freaky clintony thang?

  • jamyers

    The tactic worked. The motorcade snarled traffic, and voters at one location were delayed 3 hours from casting ballots. Some gave up. The Clinton’s are dirty, and I don’t mean that right wing kook stuff. They pander to everybody, but rake in $$ from the global elites they serve, all at the expense of the national interests of the country they are hollowing out.

    • Russell Bonneau

      there were no motorcycles and the poll doors were open to the public and unrestricted, the poll was open for 6 more hours once he was gone.

      • Echoe LaCaille

        Russell: pretty sure you need to look up what a motorcade is. and without that, you just lost your whole argument.

        • Pappy Korn

          Why did he lose the argument? It was obvious a tactic. Bill could have gone anywhere to talk. But instead did it in 4 different polling locations which were leaning toward Bernie.

    • Elizabeth R. Lewis

      Why would they want to keep their own voters away from the polls? Have you thought of that? Face it, you’re biased. Another BernieBot who buys into his hateful attitude and doesn’t have any evidence to back up his hate.

      • MrLucky Doodle

        So tell me Elizabeth, why are you ok with fracking, more drilling, The Keystone Pipeline, GMO’s. carcinogenic pesticides, etc? Why are you ok with the TPP, why are you ok with NAFTA? And why are you so ready to put more of our troops into another drawn out blood bath? Do your homework, she is dangerous..hasn’t she already proved just how much she sucks at making informed, well thought out decisions? How many more dead bodies do you need? The 500,000 that were killed on their own soil, isn’t enough, the thousands of our own troops who lost their lives, those that did make it home, with half the body/mind they left home with isn’t enough? Do your homework stop swallowing the bs she is shoving down your throat…She is now taking money from former NRA lobbyists..as though she is against gun reform, they were calling her Annie Oakley in 2008 when she ran for the presidency the first time…flip flop..its gotta STOP!

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/scott-ritter/hillary-clinton-iraq-war-vote_b_9350340.html

        http://m.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/22/1489185/-The-Definitive-Encyclopedic-Case-For-Why-Hillary-Clinton-is-the-Wrong-Choice

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-nra-lobbyist_us_56d5e214e4b03260bf784001

        • Lex Luger

          I live in Oklahoma, and because of the fracking that Hitlery supports we have become the earthquake capital of the US. There are literally thousands of earthquakes a year here while before they started injecting the wastewater into the ground there were very few to almost none.

          • MrLucky Doodle

            Thank you Oklahoma, for voting for Bernie Sanders yesterday…A definite step in the right direction.

        • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

          Nice deflection. Couldn’t answer her question, so bring up a straw man argument. Guess that means you have nothing.

  • jamyers

    Wanna do something? Show up at Maura Healey’s office and William Galvin’s office and demand action.

    William Francis Galvin,
    Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    *The secretary is responsible for overseeing elections*

    Main Number:
    Toll Free: 1-800-392-6090 (within Massachusetts only)
    Telephone: 617-727-7030
    TTY: 617-878-3889
    Fax: 617-742-4528
    E-mail: cis@sec.state.ma.us

    Elections Division
    McCormack Building
    One Ashburton Place, Room 1705
    Boston, MA 02108 Toll-Free: 1-800-462-VOTE (8683)
    617-727-2828
    Fax: 617-742-3238
    Email: elections@sec.state.ma.us

    What to Do if a Problem Arises on Election Day

    If a person encounters a problem at a polling location on Election Day,
    the person should approach the warden or the presiding officer with the
    issue. As the warden or presiding officer is in charge of the polling
    location, they should be able to resolve any issues. However, if the
    problem persists, a person should contact the city or town clerk who is
    the chief election officer of the municipality. If the problem is still
    not resolved, a person may contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s
    Elections Division at 617-727-2828 or 1-800-462-8683.

    • English Rose

      I couldn’t show up in person but I just sent both emails a message expressing my concern and asking what the consequences are for violating voting law.

  • Devilstine

    U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders just won Minnesota, Oklahoma, Democrats Abroad, and Colorado!! We already have New Hampshire!! Please get out the VOTE and join our Political Revolution to take back our Democracy!! Feel the Bern 2016!!

  • Lori Vinal

    Was the official in New Bedford screaming through a blow horn outside of a polling place,”New Bedford is Clinton Country” not endorsing?

    • William Sandy Garrett

      It all depends on what you mean by the word “was” … 😛

    • Echoe LaCaille

      apparently not. Must have been an “inhaling” issue.

  • http://steamcommunity.com/id/maevealleine/ maevealleine
  • Victoria

    “Walsh’s office denies any wrongdoing. “President Clinton joined Mayor Walsh to thank poll workers ”
    HELLO, you don’t get a ballot without being in the voting area. The photo tells it all!!

    • Pappy Korn

      He probably got to vote at every location he went to!

  • itsallaboutus

    disgraceful

  • Patricia Hoelzer

    What about the polling place being closed for 2 hours?

    • Pappy Korn

      Yah, and did you see the long lines. Some people have to get back to work. SAD that he has gone this low.

  • Topbrick

    This contempt for the law should remind voters what it’d be like having the HillBillies back in the WH. People in other states that haven’t voted yet, need to now. Spread the word.

  • Justin Burton

    why is bill being considered “material” the only question? “no person shall solicit votes for or against” The Globe also reports Clinton told one voter, “Pull the lever for Hillary”. Then there’s the issue of the blockades, and polling places being closed to facilitate…why else is he there?

    • Echoe LaCaille

      not to mention signing the Hillary sign that one voter was carrying. pretty sure that sign was campaign material.

      • nononespecial

        If the voter was carrying the sign, then Bill Clinton didn’t distribute it. And as long as the voter wasn’t waving it around, they didn’t do anything wrong, either.

  • Lorna Stein

    Standing just outside one polling place with a megaphone, evryone can hear Bill Clinton saying vote for Hillary.

    • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

      I suspect that is a lie.

      • Lorna Stein

        Listen to the video at 2:13 “Special thank you to all who are supporting Hillary” says Bill and Mitchell at the beginning and again at 5:37 “let’s do our part to get her over the hump.” The “Vote for Hillary was at another site as well videoed. Why don’t you review the videos instead of calling someone a liar.

  • Lorna Stein

    pass this petition to everyone you know. I didn’t just post it. I pasted it as a message in each of my friends. https://www.change.org/p/massachusetts-attorney-general-maura-healey-arrest-prosecute-bill-clinton-john-f-mitchell-violation-of-ma-election-laws

  • David Rego

    And that’s how you win Suffolk County by 9 percent: tell poor people of color in Roxbury how much you feel their pain, but illegally work a poll in upper middle class West Roxbury.

    Don’t look at it as a “president” but rather as a former lawyer disbarred by the state of Arkansas for lying under oath to a grand jury during a sexual harassment investigation.

  • David Rego

    And that’s how you win Suffolk County by 9 percent: tell poor people of color in Roxbury how much you feel their pain, but illegally work a poll in upper middle class West Roxbury.

    Don’t look at it as a “president” but rather as a former lawyer disbarred by the state of Arkansas for lying under oath to a grand jury during a sexual harassment investigation

  • AntHewy

    Well… two *could* play at that game… People should rally on masse at each major television HQ/studio(s) and block the mainstream media “journalists” from getting to work and spreading their bs propaganda!
    Wouldn’t this be part of the political revolution? 😉

    #tvisdeadanyway

    • Renae L. Edwards

      I like your idea.

      • AntHewy

        Thank you. :)
        I really think it is time to act and fight back against them. As responsible citizens, I’d even argue that it is a duty.

    • Pappy Korn

      Mainstream media is just GROSS. It’s all force feed. Watch The Young Turk or RT.

  • Ben Whitesell

    He broke the moral intention of the law even if not the legal lettering of it. Is that the kind of president you want, someone who is willing to do something morally wrong, while just being shy of actually being illegal.

    • skyfish

      oh, he broke the LITERAL word of the law… in several places.
      lets not diminish the magnitude of what happened.

      • nononespecial

        Can you elaborate? And provide links to the proof? All I keep seeing are unsupported claims and a vague jealousy that Bill Clinton is a crowd pleaser. Heck, my seriously Republican brother waited in line for an hour at a conference once to shake Clinton’s hand, explaining “I didn’t like him but he was the president”. I didn’t like Bush, but I wouldn’t turn down the opportunity.

        • skyfish

          Mass state code has similar polling place laws about electioneering and disrupting operations as any other state.
          both of those things are criminal and both of those things can be seen happening in the story above.
          also try the Boston Globe, another good source.

          • nononespecial

            Being at the polling place is not in and of itself electioneering. You would need to prove that he actually was electioneering within the proscribed area.

          • skyfish

            have you seen the video?
            its pretty clear what he is doing… and his celebrity ALONE constitutes electioneering
            defend this if you must, but it is clearly wrong, and clearly illegal under state law.

          • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

            Really? “Being Bill Clinton” is actually in the statutes?

          • skyfish

            don’t think too hard on this one… I wouldn’t want you to hurt yourself.

          • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

            So I guess the answer is no. But thanks for playing.

          • skyfish

            read the statute …. it clearly outlaws what he was doing.

          • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

            It clearly outlaws certain actions. You have yet to make the case that he indulged in those actions. Most of the posts here just claim that merely being Bill Clinton is a violation of election laws.

            Show that he actually broke the law. Sounds like he checked the laws and made sure he didn’t cross the line. Being popular is not a crime.

          • skyfish

            just watch the tape then read the text of the law, then watch the tape again….
            no reasonable person could come away from that exercise without concluding that he did indeed violate the law… on multiple fronts.
            disrupting
            distributing
            campaigning
            influencing
            there is no defense for this behavior.

  • darrelld67

    Before this year’s elections, I had respect for the Clintons. That’s no longer the case.

    • corina

      This is typical Billary behavior throughout their political lives: sense of entitlement and dishonesty, both overt and covert; there is nothing – NOTHING! – they won’t do to further their political careers and satisfy their egos.

    • Pappy Korn

      SAME. I won’t vote for another Clinton or Bush.

  • Pat Richards

    With Mr. Clinton’s delusional attitude, I am sure that he thought 5 ft. was 150 feet. I understand that he makes such misinterpretations in his personal life also.

  • Z54

    As they say, Clinton worked the place for 44 minutes and on at least one occasion told a voter to pull the lever for Hillary. But of course “Slick Willie” didn’t violate any campaign laws!. Electioneering is illegal whether you do it once or twenty times!

    • Pappy Korn

      Yes. It is. Plus, many people only have 1 hour off to vote. The Clintons did similar dirty political moves when running against Obama.

  • Cassandra Atticum

    It would be a misdemeanor in other states….

  • mkell24

    laws don’t apply to the Clinton crime family.

  • JR

    I know this is wordy, but please consider the following:

    The act of Bill Clinton going into any polling place, other than his own on an election day – as the election is underway – and shaking hands with registered voters of that precinct, is suspect due to his prominence.

    These actions become more suspect when his spouse is on the ballot.

    The act of Bill Clinton using his Secret Service bodyguards to restrict registered voters of any precinct anywhere in America from access to their polling place, is suspect.

    The actions of these same Secret Service bodyguards not informing Clinton that such actions potentially violate election laws, is suspect.

    The actions of these same Secrete Service bodyguards not refusing to potentially violate election laws, becomes even more suspect.

    The actions of Mayor Martin J Walsh to act as an accomplice to Clinton entering a polling place, is suspect.

    The statement from Massachusetts Secretary of State William F Galvin: “He can go in, but he can’t approach voters,” is suspect.

    As there was video footage available to Galvin showing that this is exactly what Clinton was doing, the matter becomes more suspect.

    The statement from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who has already formally endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president: “I don’t know. He was just in there shaking hands and there’s no law against that.” is suspect

    Failure of U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch to initiate an investigation into this matter TODAY, is suspect.

    Failure of President Barrack Obama to order U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch to initiate an investigation into the matter TODAY, is suspect.

    How large a number, how high in government must awareness of a probable crime go unheeded, before it becomes a successful conspiracy?

    Will any of the above named individuals do the right thing, step forward, and demand: “The citizens of the U.S. were at one time expected to believe NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW; so when did this change, and where can we obtain the list of those that are.”

    • Elizabeth R. Lewis

      Wow, are you paranoid? Is there any evidence that he treated Dem’s or Repub’s any differently? Is there any evidence that anyone changed their vote because of his presence?

      • Pappy Korn

        Liz you are obviously a troll. It’s illegal to do. It’s called Voter Suppression. I don’t care if you are a Hillary, Trump, Bernie or Cruz. It was wrong.

        Within 150 feet of a polling place…no person shall solicit votes for or against, or otherwise promote or oppose, any person or political party or position on a ballot question, to be voted on at the current election.

        No campaign material intended to influence the vote of a voter in the ongoing election, including campaign literature, buttons, signs, and ballot stickers, may be posted, exhibited, circulated, or distributed in the polling place, in the building where it is located, on the building walls, on the premises where the building stands, or within 150 feet of an entrance door to the building.

        ( 950 CMR 53.03(18); 54.04.22))

        • nononespecial

          Where is that evidence that anything you listed took place? Just being there is not campaigning.

          • Pappy Korn

            There’s video’s everywhere. Just look it up. You can’t approach voters at a polling station. Bill had a blow horn. I can’t believe you’d defend that.

            He went to various polling stations — not just one. He took a tour of them.

            It’s wrong and you know it.

            You are just trolling. Having a poll shut down for over 2 hours? Some people only get 1 hour of time off to vote.

          • Pappy Korn

            https://www.facebook.com/judybeck/videos/o.1013071262046733/10153919833968959/?type=2&theater

            And if it wasn’t Bill then it certainly was their Mayor. The “history lesson” at the end.

          • nononespecial

            All I saw was a video of Clinton somewhere, but I did not see him advocate voting for one person or another, the video supplied nothing that indicated how close or far from the polling place, nothing showing how the polling place was blocked. I would think that the person doing the video yelling he’s blocking the polling place would have recorded that, if it were actually happening.

      • Susan Rittman

        You don’t need evidence that he changed a vote. Just that he campaigned within 150 feet of a polling place.

        • nononespecial

          Where is that evidence? Just being there is not campaigning.

          • harned

            You are truly ignorant! How can you say the appearance of an ex-president who just HAPPENS to be the husband of a candidate on the ballot in that polling place is NOT campaigning??? His very presence is campaigning. He didn’t even have to shake one hand or say one word. Yet, he did both. He was breaking the law. Period.

          • Barbara DeMoss

            He is the ultimate politician. He knows how to charm a crowd. Do you think the old lady he kissed voted for anyone except HRC? His presence alone is campaigning. After the dirty tricks they pulled in Iowa and Nevada do you doubt that they were above more tricks in Mass? They knew exactly what they were doing.

          • gunnut
      • Alice Chavez

        The law is the law for a reason. Even going back to the email thing….I use to work for the Federal Government, well before she was Secretary of State. (We did have email then) As workers we were told that our work emails were not for private use and our private emails should not be used for any official work, in order to maintain the safety of our governments information. How could she not know that? Doing as she pleases seems to be status quo…. Even breaking rules. Laws are made for reasons. And I also guarantee, Elizabeth R. Lewis, if you saw Bernie Sanders and his wife doing this very same act, you would be complaining (and rightly so!)

      • JR

        Wow, are you another paranoid Clinton apologist?

        “Is there any evidence he treated Dem’s or Repub’s any differently?” Sweetie, its a primary… it’s not between Dems and Repubs,… understand…. no? It’s between HIS WIFE and Bernie, or can’t you comprehend that? Apparently you didn’t understand all the news coverage about primaries. I can see how you missed it, as its only been being covered for about a year now.

        “Is there any evidence than anyone changed their vote…?” No.. and with the use of the secret ballot, there wouldn’t be, now would there? And if there was, I suspect you would say it was “doctored.”

        Is there any evidence that he violated existing law? Yes, and even you can access it on youtube, but you won’t. Because then you might have to actually think. Best wishes in delusionville.

      • Scott Frillman

        The typical Clinton response/strategy…”oops, sorry. Was I cheating/breaking the law?Sorry. Shucks, it’s just little mistake. I won’t matter anyway, yuck yuck.”

      • skyfish

        defending the indefensible is a losers game.
        which side of history do you want to be on?

    • Roseanna Danza

      Long but worth the time. Thank you! Well stated.

    • skyfish
      • JR

        As both url’s came up: “”Warning: possible phishing site…” I have no idea what you were trying to contribute. Come to think of it, I don’t care. I’ve see the videos people took at the election polls. Bill broke the law. Other Clinton supporters broke the law. The powers that be in MA. know it. End of story.

        • skyfish

          those are the EMAIL addresses of the pertinent public officials in Mass with the job of overseeing elections…. they are not “websites”
          I’m guess they don’t read reddit… but, it is their JOB to read the emails.
          your call.

          • JR

            Massachusetts Secretary of State William F Galvin was previously investigated by the U.S. Justice Department and found in violation of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act. He was denying overseas military people the right to have their vote couted. I believe he did this during several election cycles. This happened while he was in office, and he is still in office. He has endorsed Hillary for president.

            Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has already formally, publicly and with much fanfare endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.

            Nothing is going to happen, and they all know it. They knew it before they got there on election day. Openly, and with thousands of witnesses, dozens of whom shot footage, and posted it on the net. they broke numerous laws.

            The Clintons ARE above the law. Trouble is, why doesn’t that bother more people?

          • skyfish

            ALL of that bothers me… and my twitter followers.

    • nononespecial

      Can you point out what law was broken? If he was walking up and down within 150 feet of the polling place yelling “vote for Hillary” then I believe laws may have been broken. Or if they were actually blocking the entrance to the polling place.
      However, popularity is not a crime. If a bunch of people wanted to take advantage of a rare opportunity to see a former president up close and personal, that is not a crime.
      The videos I saw did not include any footage of anybody “blocking” the poll. I would think the videographer would have documented that had it actually occurred.

    • JVW

      That’s a great comment, JR, but I think your side is about to learn the same lesson that Republicans have learned over the past seven-plus years. Namely, that the Obama Justice Department will NEVER investigate or prosecute any of their allies. Look at how a strong voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party was quietly dropped once Obama took office. Look at how none of Obama’s rich Wall Street buddies (like Jon Corzine, for instance) were ever prosecuted for their banking shenanigans. Look at how the IRS folks who hassled the Tea Party groups and lied about it got away scot free. Look at how no one at the EPA will be prosecuted or even disciplined for dumping tons of sludge in the Animas River this past summer. I know you are hoping that Attorney General Lynch rides to the rescue and investigates the sleazy Clinton campaign machine, but history shows that the Obama Administration takes care of its own.

  • JoJosMama

    Lying, cheating, pandering, scumbag, self-serving Clintons and their steamrolling political machine. Blech.

    • Elizabeth R. Lewis

      Aw, poor BernieBot lost.

      • JoJosMama

        ClintonBot

      • Scott Frillman

        Wow, nice Trump-like comeback.

      • Donna Bradley

        what do you get paid for simple lines?

  • mrshouse

    Billy boy is a walking talking campaign ad for $illary.

    • Elizabeth R. Lewis

      Another angry, BernieBot who has impulse control problems.

      • Donna Bradley

        wow..really?

      • Roseanna Danza

        Another whiney Shillarybot making absurd claims.

      • mrshouse

        Another $illary supporter who’s ok with cheating. #releasethetranscripts

  • JRM

    Of course he violated the rules. Whatever it takes to get him and his phony wife back in the White House.

  • http://www.adampieniazek.com/ AdamPieniazek

    Promoting any political party within a polling station is illegal and creates a hostile environment. Boston Magazine, please continue reporting on the photograph as it’s a clear violation of promoting any political party within the polling station. The traffic jams and other shenanigans are shady but potentially not technically illegal. The photograph is absolute proof of the law being broken and it creates a hostile environment in the voting booths for non-Democrats.

    • skyfish

      disrupting a polling place is definitely illegal… so is electioneering.

  • B A Dragon

    His entourage restricted access to the voting place – intentionally or otherwise. He went inside a voting station where he did not have the right to vote. His mere presence was a disruption to the orderly function AND his wife is running for office. All wrong.

    • skyfish
    • BigErn

      So it is a third degree felony by Mass. law, and also potentially a civil rights violation?

    • YorkVillian

      Even if Bill was totally ignorant of Massachusetts Election Laws (highly unlikely) every Massachusetts elected official that accompanied him on his vote-disruptive rounds was fully aware of them. The only clip I saw of him actually inside the voting area was in Boston, accompanied by our own law-ignoring Mayor, Marty Walsh.

  • Scott Frillman

    It’s cheating, plain and simple. How the Clinton campaign continues to get away with this is mind boggling. Does it effect the outcome? DK. Is it illegal? YES!!! If Trump did this, the media and his opponents would be all over it. Where is the national coverage of this story?????

    • mcgonzo

      My question is how can someone support a candidate that is just, flat out and blatantly, sneaky? If her supporters are seeing this and not at least questioning their candidates integrity, they’re willfully ignorant.

      • nononespecial

        How can sneaky can you be if you show up with your secret service contingent?
        That’s about as public as you can get.

        • mcgonzo

          Really? That’s not even a decent attempt at a logical statement
          If you don’t believe that entering a polling place, under the guise of gratitude towards workers, to sway voters into voting for your wife is not sneaky because a lot of people witnessed the deceit, you are beyond the point of rational thinking.

      • YorkVillian

        Sadly, “First Woman President at Any Cost” is the rule.

  • ennaz

    Their reasoning – ‘to thank poll workers’ is really condescending! How many dumbed down folks can believe that?

  • Scott Frillman

    Oh btw, she hasn’t won labor endorsement because of stuff like this.

    http://cepr.net/blogs/the-americas-blog/the-hillary-clinton-emails-and-honduras

    She threw the hard working people of Honduras under the bus all because the oligarchy didn’t like the democratically elected president giving them a raise in their minimum wage. Now they are subject to human rights violations. Nice job HRC.

  • Staranand

    Jail Bill. Rescind Clinton’s MA delegates.

    • YorkVillian

      And, if nothing else, censure Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for accompanying Bill and “holding his coat” during all this.

  • Tribalscribal

    Slick Willie strikes again. What will MA officials do, if anything? Probably not much given that the Dem Machine calls the shots, but isn’t Bill’s actions a Federal matter?

  • Kimberly Vassallo

    For those of us voters who live in Massachusetts, here is a link to file a consumer complaint with Maura Healy, the attorney general for MA. I spoke to her office and they said to choose ‘consumer complaint’ on the drop down menu. We, the citizens of Massachusetts need to make a stand. http://www.mass.gov/…/consumer…/consumer-complaint.html –
    Enough is enough!

  • Roseanna Danza

    Guess it depends on your definition of ‘is.’ SMH

  • Devilstine

    Don’t be discouraged people get out and vote every vote counts! We can’t win if we don’t play their shi**y game!!
    VOTE BERNIE SANDERS 2016!!

  • Bea Quirk

    Was he wearing a Hillary button? If so he is soliciting!!

    • RealAmericanPatriot

      Bill Clinton is a known supporter of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign for President. He showed up wearing a Bill Clinton face. More than just a button. He’s a charismatic celebrity, know to be the biggest Hillary Campaign supporter.

      • Bea Quirk

        He should have known better and been asked to leave. Everyone is at fault and should suffer the consequences!!

        • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

          Which are exactly zero, since no laws were broken.

          • ChrisN.

            If you think he wasn’t campaigning your a very ignorant person. Even if his actions weren’t illegal, and I believe they were, they were at least unethical. I was a Clinton supporter but her ties to big business drove me to Sanders. I will vote for Trump before her and I am a life long Democrat.

          • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

            At least you didn’t claim you’d move to Canada if she were elected.

            If his actions were not illegal, what is your issue? Are you afraid your candidate can’t cut it unless you burden the opposition with nonexistent rules?

          • mcgonzo

            Some people don’t want to elect a president that has a lack of ethics and/or morals. Nonexistent rules? Sorry but the rules are in existence and, whether you want to believe it or not, do apply to the Clintons.

          • gunnut

            His actions were 100% illegal and there is plenty of video evidence to prove it.

          • ChrisN.

            Clinton = corporate sellout. No executives served any jail time after our worst recession in decades. Why? Like Hillary said to justify her own greed, Obama took even more than her. We need a real person who cares and believes what they say not a copy cat who steals speeches almost word for word. Like her husband she’s unethical trash and I most certainly won’t be voting for her. Trump/Sander 2016

          • YorkVillian

            You’re no democrat if you vote for Trump. Geez…talk about cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face! Please think about the sense of such a vote.

          • ChrisN.

            Actually, Trump and Sanders share some common themes. They both claim to want to change our current trade agreements to favor US companies and workers. They both want to go after corporate overseas profits. Don’t forget Trump was a Democrat before he was a Republican. Hillary is a corporate sellout. Chelsea even married into a crooked family. Google her father in law.

          • YorkVillian

            Do you really believe Trump is ready to bring his own companies back to the US? He lectures about China taking our manufacturing jobs when his own products are made there. Trump will tell any group anything they want to hear. How else do you think he can appeal to both Louis Farrakhan and the KKK at the same time?

            I honestly expect him to eventually say, “Are you people serious? Did you really think I meant all that crap I told you?” It’s like he’s a contestant on Survivor. This whole thing is just his way of showing he’ll be the last one standing in this Presidential Reality Show. Even if he doesn’t win the election or even the nomination, his brand has gotten more publicity than even his money can buy.

        • YorkVillian

          Unfortunately, we may ALL suffer the consequences.

    • skyfish

      his FACE is a Hillary button.

    • YorkVillian

      His face and seemingly ever-growing Pinocchio nose are his Hillary “button”!

  • RealAmericanPatriot

    Likewise taking a picture and signing a Hillary Sign is creating and then distributing campaign material. A clear violation of the law.

    He is not allowed to approach voters. He did on numerous occasions.

  • Pete Hittle

    Since when do laws apply to the Clintons???

  • Jeanette Wishall

    Bill Clinton IS the campaign material. Frequently known as The Big Dog his popularity is often used in campaigns as just his presence has been known to be enough. Also, his secret service entourage was enough to disrupt voting for up to two hours in at least one precinct. Finally, of none of these polling locations were his to vote in, what motive could he have for being there other than for soliciting votes?

    • skyfish

      voter disenfranchisement.
      suppressing votes is how ALL conservatives try to win.

  • Kimberly Vassallo

    This is what I wrote in my complaint to Attorney General, Maura Healy. I hope my voice matters: “My complaint is against former President Bill Clinton and current Boston mayor, Marty Walsh, regarding their blatant disregard for Massachusetts general laws disallowing polling within 150 feet of a polling station. The “proof” that this occurred can be found in an article written by Kyle Clauss and published in the ‘Boston Daily,’ on March 1, 2016. This article, titled, ” Did Bill Clinton, Mayor Walsh Break
    Massachusetts Voting Laws for Hillary?” includes damning pictures and videos of both the former president and Mayor Walsh talking/interacting with voters (one of whom is holding up his ballot with Mr. Clinton on his right and Mayor Walsh on his left).I think that it is imperative that there is a full investigation and its findings published in a report to the people of Massachusetts, particularly given that the Boston voters have been credited with Ms. Clinton’s very narrow Massachusetts victory. Thank you for your due diligence to this very grave matter.” Kimberly (Vassallo) Dambrov (Springfield, MA resident).

    • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

      Can you post a link to a video that actually shows the polling place being blocked? Or anything else that people are accusing Clinton of?

      • gunnut

      • gunnut

      • YorkVillian

        They are all over YouTube. Help yourself to the truth, won’t you?

  • RJ King

    GET THOSE FUKKING LAW BREAKERS OUT OF MASSACHUSETTS

  • Valerie

    If he wanted to thank the poll workers he could’ve taken them to or bought them dinner AFTER polling was done or breakfast this morning. Bill knows he’s a walking advertisement. Who do they think they’re fooling with that innocent “who me?” nonsense?

    This strikes me as a desperation move. Otherwise why do it if you’re so sure you are going to win. HRC has already dismissed Bernie as her competition. THAT I hope is her fatal mistake.

    She’s full of herself. She was anointed the next commander in Chief by the party long before she declared so now she feels entitled. Entitled because she’s a Clinton and Bill’s wife. Entitled because she’s a woman. She knows she’s entitled when the DNC breaks their own rules to allow more corporate donations into the race. Since Bernie Sanders doesn’t accept corporate donations who do you think will benefit from them? Entitled because she has Debbie Wasserman Schulz in her hip pocket. Let’s not forget DWS as head of the “DNC” bent the aforementioned rule to allow those types of donations. And the debate schedule debacle. The Vice Chair Tulsi Gabbard quit to join Bernie. That says a lot. How about when she told Wall St to “Stop it” when it came to the financial crisis! WTH was that supposed to do!!?? Last time I looked they were still getting massive bonuses every year. AND you can’t really say anything bad to people who pay you over half a million dollars just to talk to them. Entitled because she “only now” embraces President Obama” for expedience sake.

    She’s not stupid by any measure. She knows what she needs to win. She found that out in 2008. So it was good politics to accept the position of SOS. It set her up for now. The plan was working until Bernie Sanders. He interrupted her smooth sail to the WH and everybody’s pissed. He threatens the status quo and business as usual crowd.

    The Clinton camp and the party leadership is going to tell you “see how well she did in the South?” Even the media does it! It’s astounding!!! It’s a forgone conclusion that she’s the nominee over Bernie as far as they are concerned which is puzzling to me. It’s not over yet. This is only the beginning. So I’m not buying that. The fact is she won in “RED/REPUBLICAN” states on Super Tuesday. And they’re making a big deal of that. It’s not the be all end all they make it out to be. Not even close. How will she really do in heavily BLUE/DEMOCRATIC states? THAT remains to be seen.

    Besides … she has too much baggage. That makes her a perfect target for Republicans in November. They HATE her and are ready for HER if she is nominee. They’ve been prepping for her since 2008.

    For me being genuine counts. So does strength of character, honesty, passion and integrity. Hillary is not genuine. I think that’s what’s missing. But without it you can’t have the others. She’s also dismissive. I saw her do it to a kid who asked her a pointed question about criminal justice and her comment about kids like her all being “super predators”. Hillary was brusque and stern in her tone not to mention more than a little annoyed and loud at being interrupted at that function. Then she had the child summarily removed from the building like something Trump would do at one of his rallies instead of showing a little patience and act like she cared even if she didn’t. After all that child’s parents taught her enough about politics for the child to want to ask a question in the first place. And they VOTE. If it had been my kid…. I’d have been pissed. So would you. It didn’t help her any in my eyes that the child was black to boot. The child asked a valid question so answer her dammit! Then get back to what you were doing. It’s only right. So that counts her out for me.

    For all the above reasons… I don’t trust her. As a Black woman I don’t trust her because I think that act of hers is fake and she flip-flops just as much as Romney did. Anything to get votes. So she would only get my vote if she is all there is. And just to make sure no Republican gets in the WH.

    Okay I’m spent. Sorry guys for the long rant. I couldn’t take it anymore. Just my thoughts on the subject. I have been given more than enough reasons to …#FEELTHEBERN

    • nononespecial

      “I saw her do it to a kid who asked her a pointed question about criminal justice and her comment about kids like her all being “super predators”. Hillary was brusque and stern in her tone not to mention more than a little annoyed and loud at being interrupted at that function. Then she had the child summarily removed from the building …”

      You mean the college aged young woman Ashley Williams is a “child”? You mean the woman who refused to condemn Sanders for actually VOTING for the legislation she was concerned about, but is going tooth and nail after Clinton, for what may have been a poor choice of words, but who was not in the position of vote for the legislation?

      Ms Williams is too young to remember this, but at the time, a REAL child, 5-year-old, Eric Morris, had been thrown out the window of a 14 story building and killed for refusing to steal candy for 2 older boys. That’s the type of actions she was referring to when she talked about “super predators”.
      What’s Bernie’s excuse for voting for the legislation?
      ,

      • cesar falcon

        Lady, you’re getting your information from bias literature, or is it from the TV, I bet the latter.
        Stay away from this type of dialogue, you do not have the political know how to respond or stand for a candidate, you make them sound terrible.
        Are you going to vote for Trump if Sanders gets the endorsement? I thought so.

        • nononespecial

          Well, Ms. Williams was traveling the news talk shows on TV, and she was awfully articulate for a “child”. I saw her and her nonresponse about Sanders vote on the legislation, but I guess it could have been an imposter…
          And I could be wrong, maybe Hillary Clinton did hold elected office in 1994, but I’m pretty sure Secretary Clinton’s only official position in 1994 was First Lady…
          /sarcasm
          And feel free to google the tragedy of Eric Morris – I’m terrible at posting links, but the horrible story is available online.
          What else did I get from “Bias literature”?
          Funny how the people who demand other people not post, generally have no argument, they just want to protect themselves from the truth.
          Like the truth that Sanders is a good man, but some of us think he would not make a very good candidate and we don’t want to take a chance of getting Trump as president.
          Though I think Trump being nominated would most likely be the best thing the Republican’s have done to lose the presidency since nominating Palin.

    • Kimberly Vassallo

      Wonderful, heartfelt “rant.” Love it. Thank you!

    • rusjacobson

      Nicely stated,Valerie.

    • Mark Reisch

      Best post EVER! Thank you!

  • Richard Voss

    Last I heard this is a free country, and you disrespectful sanctimonious cretins would do well to learn that. He did nothing wrong other than to enter a public polling place, and all you self righteous haters want to do is persecuted him. If there was any real violation here other than your insane and slanderous accusations there would at least me some proof of him actually soliciting and campaigning, there is none, Any candidate or his representatives are allowed by law to inspect, monitor and reside in a polling place.Take a civics class and grow the hell up. Sour grapes about Bernie losing is just another sad example of his supporters fanatic disregard for truth and their lack of class.

    • Valerie

      LOL Be honest. Now you know that Bill is the rock star of politicians. That makes him a walking advertisement and piece of campaign material. That’s why they deploy him in the first place in any democratic race. That’s the voter being blindsided and swayed by the excitement of celebrity.

      Hmmm… indignation. Nice try.

    • harned

      Sorry, it is against the law for politicking to be “waged” in or within a certain distance from a poliing place. PERIOD. What don’t you understand about breaking a law?

      • Pappy Korn

        Don’t even try with these clowns. If the tide was turned HRC & the DNC would be livid!

    • GrinDir

      He could have held his rally at a park or something. Going to a polling location, blocking roads, taking up limited parking for people only there to see the celebrity and for the security detail, and drawing large crowds in and around the building ON VOTING DAY – all disruptive to the voting process. I wouldn’t defend anyone doing this, even if I liked who they were campaigning for.

      • Pappy Korn

        What he did was illegal. But MA will look the other way.

    • cesar falcon

      Yes Richard Voss, you have sooo much class. This entire issue is a valid issue, as well as all the other controversial behavior in previous primaries, lets not even mention some of the things that she stated about Obama during her attempt to defeat him, only to fall flat on her behind, now all surfacing and she totally denying and then apologizing after she stated that she never said or voted for a number of things. In all Honesty, I started this entire campaign year standing for Clinton, even donated to her website early on, and I have had a complete change of heart and am now with Sanders all the way. If there is one campaign with class and integrity in this entire elections, it is the Sanders campaign, this guy does not even allow his constituents to boo her for any reason or action that she takes, emphasising that that is not the type of campaign that he is running, and that he respects his opponent and values her as a friend. When was the last time that CLinton said something as remotely as classy as that. Sanders is real and his supporters are learning, but don’t talk about class, perhaps get off your high horse and read a little, this is a man that has fought for people his entire career, has never been implicated in any scandal, has never lied about anything, yet with no media coverage at all has done more than any president in history with a grass root campaign. Get real mate, you sound rather childish and super afraid of reality.

    • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

      Excellent post.

      The sad part is that I think Sanders is truly a class act. It’s a shame his supporters can’t be the same.

      • mcgonzo

        I love your little act of passive aggressive attacks while claiming the high road. It’s really cute, I hope that’s what you were going for because if it’s actually an attempt to let the Clinton campaign off the hook, you’re not convincing anyone but those who are already convinced. Reading the comments, I find it hard to say how terrible Bernie’s supporters are, as the only true attacks are coming from your side. This is America, you have every right to support any candidate you choose, without explanation. If you choose to be willfully ignorant and actuallt defend the unethical practices that the Clinton campaign are willing participants of, that’s up to you. As it stands, any chance that Clinton has of receiving my support, if nominated, is quickly dwindling because of the constant undermining of the election process.

    • http://atcad.blogspot.com/ alasandra

      Bernie didn’t exactly lose, it was more like a tie. HRC got two votes more than him big deal.

  • Steve Batts

    And how many times has Bernie, been called out over his serious campaign tactics & violations? 3 or 4 times now? STFU

    • Cameron

      Please give an example or link/site sources of “Bernie being called out over serious campaign tactics and violations”

      I can’t wait to see what you come up with

      • J Fraleigh

        The whole mess where his techies searched the DNC database when the “wall” was down…

        • Cameron

          Oh you mean where a Sanders staffer found a problem reported it to the DNC. and the DNC said ” Yeah we fixed it” and the Staffer again found the same problem and the DNC said again “yeah we told you we fixed the problem” and the Staffer said “Uh… no you didn’t see” *sends screenshot of the problem not being fixed” and the DNC going “OMG WTF YOU SHOULDNT HAVE ACCESS TO THAT” and the staffer was like “Yeah no shit i’ve been trying to tell you you haven’t fixed it.

          • Capt.Jim

            you have to overlook the fox news roadies they never get the follow up memo’s

          • Darrell benz

            good job explaining that, some Clinton followers just can’t get it. The Clintons are corrupt to the bone

        • Geenius_at_Wrok

          Bernghazi!

        • MommaKat

          Except they didn’t, and the firewall was down on three different occasions. The first time, Sander’s campaign staff noticed it, reported it to the DNC, and received promise it would be fixed immediately. Two months later, it was discovered the problem persisted, so they followed up with DNC chair who claimed it was a separate issue and would be fixed. Fast forward to the third instance of discovery – and understand that when the firewall was down, all campaigns had access to one another’s data, and it was clear that Sander’s data had been accessed through the breach. Should the tech have tried to discover on his own how deep the breach went? No, but they were pissed (justifiably) that it had never been repaired, had obviously been taken advantage of by at least one campaign, and they went to the DNC again. What does DWS do? Blame Sander’s campaign for impropriety, and lock them out of their own data. This brings up two additional issues. 1) Why did neither Clinton’s or O’Malley’s campaigns report the breach that it turns out persisted over the course of months? They had the same access to all campaign data, same as Sanders and never reported anything! 2) If the DNC could so quickly lock Sanders campaign out of their own data, why couldn’t they fix the breach immediately? Think people! There’s a reason DWS / DNC backed down immediately when Sanders moved to file suit.

      • Darrell benz

        He was full of hot air, it’s just a tactic the Clintons use all the time to divert from the facts, the Clintons are corrupt and they have been when in Arkansas

    • harned

      You are totally wrong and rude to boot. Stop with your foul mouthed initials too. Judging by you, I guess Hillary supporters are rude, crude and socially unattractive as a general rule.

    • Darrell benz

      there was 1 incident related to DNC shared voter files, which turned out to be exactly nothing it had to do more about Debbie Wasserman Schultz trying to make the Bernie campaign look bad on behalf of Hillary,

    • Flowersforlife

      I’m calling him or his staff out in Colorado cause me and my friends didn’t get our say. They did tactics to get me upset which in return got my 2 year old to cry. I was told to leave. Trust me this is not the end of this one.. My friend has it all documented, Not cool if you ask me at all

      • ChrisN.

        It’s easy to say, ‘I was harassed and my friend has the proof’. I would like to see the ‘documents’. Furthermore; why would you bring a 2 year old to a caucus, if that’s even true.

    • MommaKat

      Sources, examples? You have none, follow your own advice.

    • BK_5

      Oh look…infighting on the left. Learning from your right minded friends are you? Then you should be proud

    • Barbara DeMoss

      Would you please explain what you are talking about?

  • djdubs

    Bill Clinton is a cheating louse potus or not, that leopard has not changed it,s spots.djdu

  • j_reay

    So….they made sure that no laws were broken BEFORE they entered the area. That won’t matter…..the right wing media will blow it out of proportion anyway

    • nononespecial

      The posts I have seen have been Bernie supporters. Usually linked to a video, showing that Bill Clinton is there, claiming he’s blocking the polling place, but then conveniently neglecting to turn the camera on the polling place to show how it’s “blocked”.
      Because it’s not.

      • Darrell benz

        WHAT THE NEWS MEDIA DOESN’T WANT YOU TO
        KNOW

        FACTS!! As idiotic as Trump is
        Hillary still LOSES to Trump in her home state of New York in
        latest poll ; Sanders LEADS Trump by 6 points Nationally and Hillary
        JUST By 2 points ; When Trump starts DIGGING up the Emails,
        Benghazi, her husband and her PAST you can kiss those 2 points GOOD
        BYE ; Can you see it all now in a National Debate with Trump ;
        Hillary IS under INVESTIGATION by the FBI and could be INDICTED ;
        And on top of all this she will support another DISASTROUS Trade deal
        the TPP which will ship even MORE OF OUR JOBS to other countries ; SO
        a vote for Hillary is a vote for TRUMP ; Do YOU really want TRUMP as
        President ; Vote for INTEGRITY & HONESTY Vote Bernie Sanders!!! Bernie supporter, Hell yes and Proud of It

        • nononespecial

          And that non-sequitur has anything to do with the thread?

          • Darrell benz

            sorry my mistake

      • Flowersforlife

        If he did how come with all the reporters not a single one even Boston ones didn’t show him blocking the way. I agree with you, if they did anything wrong it’d be all over the news

        • Lorna Stein

          It IS all over the news and after viewing the videos and listening t the audio 45,000 people have already signed a petition asking to prosecute Bill Clinton

          • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

            And that proves what, exactly? People have been trying to “prosecute” the Clintons for years, because they can’t beat them.

            Berniebots are no different, other than they besmirch the image of a good man, Sanders, instead of a person who is in the gutter with them.

            Bernie deserves better than you.

          • gunnut

            Trolling again i see. There are many videos that prove he violated the law. I can post them all here if you like.

      • http://atcad.blogspot.com/ alasandra

        I would find it very strange if access wasn’t impede at all. As a former President Bill Clinton has a security detail. So you are saying that voters on their lunch hour had no problem driving to their polling place, finding a parking place and walking into their polling place even though Bill Clinton was there?

        • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

          I would find it very strange if the people videotaping chose not to film the actual blocking of the polling place if that’s what they are claiming happened.

  • Kevan Moran Aponte

    The primaries are not elections and they are not under the same laws. Sorry.

    • Brandon Devlin

      Really then why at my station was there a boundary line? Of which all the local campaigners stood just outside? Seems strangly coincidental

    • Feelings Detective

      Quibbling isn’t going to hide the truth.

    • Pappy Korn

      2016 Primary ELECTION — Are you really that clueless?

      • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

        Some hold elections, some hold caucuses, some have both the Republican and Democratic primaries on the same day,some on different. But though perhaps inexact in his wording, bottom line is that primaries are not always under the same rules as the general elections. I believe at least in some states, the parties get to decide the rules, as opposed to the state legislature.

        • Lorna Stein

          no you are wrong. Caucuses are not elections but primaries are elections

          • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

            And your point?

          • gunnut

            His point is primary elections are held to the same laws. If you read the article you would see that Mass. officials said they had to remind the Clinton’s of those laws. So obviously you didn’t even read the article and are just trolling.

    • http://atcad.blogspot.com/ alasandra

      Actually in States that hold elections and not caucuses the primaries are under the same laws as the general election. Heck in MS the Primaries decide who is going to represent you most of the time as there are no Democrats or Independents running for a majority of the offices, just a slew of Republicans. So whoever wins in the Primary is unchallenged in the General Election.

  • Anna Mae Devlin

    Any democrat who votes for Hillary should be ashamed of themselves!

    • BK_5

      Telling someone who to vote for based on your views? I’d say you should be ashamed

  • NoGMOs

    Clinton shouldn’t have been there nor the Mayor either. But that is how they play the game-dirty!

  • Capt.Jim

    So with a separation of church and state why is my voting place in a church can I call foul and a constitutional violation and have the last several elections overturned in this republican hell hole

    • Barbara DeMoss

      The election was merely held in a space that was rented from the church. This often happens in neighborhoods for the convenience of the voters. It has nothing to do with the separation of church and states.

  • Darrell benz

    Does having a Clinton name allow you to
    do what ever you want, BILL CLINTON broke voting laws and there
    video to prove it, The whole Clinton clan should be in jail, people
    this is exactly what Bernie Sanders is fighting for when the rich and
    powerful think they can do whatever they damn well please, if the
    people can’t see this; then there complete idiots.

  • Judith Roberto
  • Chris

    Hang on a second, WHY does THE question become, ‘Does Clinton or Walsh’s presence alone constitute “campaign material”?’
    How about were Hillary and Bill Clinton soliciting votes for, or otherwise promoting Hillary Clinton, a person to be voted on at the current election?
    Why make the question about something more ambiguous, that may be harder to prove, when both Hillary and Bill clearly violated the first section of the statute?

    • nononespecial

      Where do you see proof that they solicited votes? Mere presence is not campaigning.

      • Kimberly Vassallo

        Are we supposed to be that stupid?

        • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

          No, you’re expected to deflect by not answering. Congrats!

      • MommaKat

        Not true. Three different media outlets ran stories in the last week about how large Bill’s shadow looms over this election, and how his metre presence boosts Hillary’supported electability. Clinton supporters applaud this, some even asking if he can become her VP.

        • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

          Thank you for admitting that your issue is his popularity, and that no laws need to be broken for you to go into high dungeon.

      • Lorna Stein

        huh? Listen to video,

      • gunnut
      • YorkVillian

        Good point! Maybe Bill was just lost (actually looking for Wellesley College) and Maah-ty dropped by to point him in the right direction???

    • YorkVillian

      …And Marty. Don’t forget Maah-ty!

  • KarenJ

    Bernie surrogate Susan Sarandon shouldn’t have even been talking to anyone at the caucus in Nevada, whether it be within the building or while the caucus-goers were waiting in line to enter, but she did.

    Wasn’t that as much a violation as what Bill Clinton did yesterday? I’d suggest that if Sarandon’s violation is going to be ignored (and it has been, so far), then same goes for this one.

    • Kimberly Vassallo

      This is a Massachusetts law, maybe Nevada doesn’t have the same law? Just maybe?

      • gunnut

        Supporters are given chance to speak and persuade during a caucus, that is how they work, completely different than a regular primary vote.

    • Brandon Bailie

      roping off a whole polling station is another thing

      I would like to see if Nevada has a similar law since I believe that this is a Mass. issue.

    • MommaKat

      Actually, caucuses, unlike primaries, allow wearing candidate gear, bringing and handing out materials, and discussing issues and candidate stances, so two very different issues.

      • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

        I agree. The whole point of a caucus is to try to convince you fellow citizens to support your candidate.

    • Barbara DeMoss

      Do you have proof that she tried to influence their votes? There is proof of that among Clinton followers in Iowa and Nevada.

    • http://atcad.blogspot.com/ alasandra

      Caucus are different and to be honest I don’t understand the entire caucus deal, but the point of caucuses seem to be for people to mill around and talk to one another about the various candidates before deciding which group to go stand in. You don’t actually vote, you stand in groups for each candidate and the person who has the most people standing in their group wins.

      That’s why there is some question about who won the caucus States. Some Bernie supporters were told they could leave the count had been taken (so they did) and then after they left another count was taken (Iowa) and Martin O’Malley’s supporters weren’t told that they could join one of the other groups after he didn’t get enough support.

      • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

        I have been to a caucus in Nevada and it was confusing as all heck. But seriously, I don’t trust anecdotes claiming that one candidate did something underhanded by giving wrong information. If you are at a caucus supporting a candidate, it’s your personal responsibility to understand the process – no one else’s.

        Even if someone gave someone else bad info, who’s to say they knew it was bad info?

        • YorkVillian

          Right, like the information on which Hillary voted to invade Iraq! Why bother checking the voracity of info being handed to you by Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld?

    • pentimenti

      Caucuses are different. Advocacy is allowed.

    • YorkVillian

      Ummm…isn’t that exactly how caucuses work?

    • gunnut

      Umm, this is not illegal, that is how caucuses work. Before they break into groups at a caucus each candidate is given time for a representative to speak on their behalf. Caucuses work by a completely different set of rules, nice try though.

  • JVW

    Is it really true that Bill Clinton wanted to work the polling locations at Wellesley and Smith Colleges instead, but was prevented from doing so by the restraining orders?

    • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

      No, that’s just the b.s. that the loser’s minions always make up.

      • JVW

        Either that, or maybe I was making a joke. But I take it you don’t have much of a sense of humor where your beloved Clintons are concerned.

        • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

          Actually, it’s more my beloved Smith College.

          Went to UMass Amherst, best friend from high school was a Smithy.

          • Barbara DeMoss

            Who cares? Why are you so sensitive? Get some rest … maybe you will feel better in the morning. But stay off Facebook if it upsets you.

          • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

            Suppressing the competition? Classy.

            The sad part is that Sanders is a truly decent man, but his supporters can’t honor that. They tend to be just a smidge less classless than Trump supporters.

            A very small smidge.

          • Kwade9

            Johnson, take your suppository and go back to bed.

        • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

          But to be fair, if that was a joke, it was incredibly bad taste. If you have daughters, hopefully you’ll learn how inappropriate it was by having these type of “jokes” spread about them. Smithies don’t deserve your disrespectful trash.

          • JVW

            The butt of the joke was Bill Clinton, not Smithies or Welleslians. You are now trying to compensate for being humorless by being a prig. So be it. And what really bothers you is that you know I am 100% correct about Bill Clinton’s despicable behavior towards young women, but you want to pretend otherwise and make this into a case of me allegedly telling a mean joke. Maybe you need to come to grips with your support of a political couple where the husband sexually bullies and assaults vulnerable women, while the wife enables it and seeks to cover up the damage. Despicable.

          • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

            But we both know you meant it to be demeaning, not a joke. And you couldn’t care less who you were smearing as well as your intended target.

          • JVW

            Now you are just being ridiculous. Do you need a safe space to which to retreat? Perhaps noodle on some coloring books? You didn’t like my joke, fine, but I’m not going to waste any more time with you debating my intent. We can let readers read our exchange and reach their own conclusion. Good night.

          • Barbara DeMoss

            Lighten up … if you cannot stand a little criticism of your favorite candidate, just stay off Facebook.

          • YorkVillian

            Wooooooo! Two-shay, JVW. (That’s not a spelling error, btw.) Both your comments were right on the money! It they can’t stand the heat….

          • Barbara DeMoss

            Why are you outraged? It’s Bernie’s supporters who should be. Speaking of b.s. If it were a trumpet, the Clintons would be the whole bandwagon.

          • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

            Wow. Zero content. Your junior high teachers must be so proud.

      • Lorna Stein

        there is something wrong when you speak without bothering to review all the videos

        • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

          You don’t know anything about me or what I did or did not see.

          There is something wrong when you speak without caring she the you know what you’re talking about.

          I doubt that ever bothered you, berniebot.

          • Kwade9

            You can use insults and call us “Berniebots” but don’t call me whining for a vote for Hillary C. in the general election. I will stay home.

      • YorkVillian

        We take note that you found it necessary to say “always”. Even you can’t say it’s not true without making a slip of your own! lol

    • Barbara DeMoss

      lol … good one.

  • Tyler

    There is supposed to be no campaigning at polling locations. Anyone who has worked on campaigns or has been an election volunteer would know that this is illegal as well as just be very bad form. Here is a former president engaging in behavior this is so blatantly illegal, corrupt and disgusting. Bill is known for being shameless but this is a new low. It just goes to show how desperate they are getting

    • Barbara DeMoss

      I have never worked at a polling place, but I have known this since high school when I learned it in Government Class.

  • Flowersforlife

    Well me and my 4 friends at our Caucus in Colorado got bombarded by Bernie Sanders side. They got so rude my 2 year old daughter started to cry which made us have to leave. How is that fare? I am bring it higher up as far as I can go that was not right. I as my friends should of been able to have our say. Bernie people have done worse damage for his campaign then I’ve ever seen in all my voting years. I called around and got a run around. Wonder how many others didn’t get to vote as well cause of how rude they were. They knew exactly what to do to trigger people to leave! I’m not happy at all with this whole elections. It’s our right as Americans to be able to vote for whoever we want rather that person likes it or not ;(

  • Flowersforlife

    Well me and my 4 friends at our Caucus in Colorado got bombarded by Bernie Sanders side. What should of been a fun event for my children and my friends children turned into a nightmare. I got to my Precinct to cast my vote for who I wanted along with 4 other friends. We were belittled cause we were very clear we wanted Hillary. They kept doing cat calls and snarky remarks rather loudly, one got really close to my two kids. That got me upset, which made my 2 year old start to cry which made us have to leave. Of course if you leave you can not come back in. I say it’s rigged cause they knew exactly what to do. I’d heard they were doing the same thing at other Precinct. I’m hoping we stop having Caucus due to this outlandishness behavior. So I ask you who are complaining about a simple President who has been done in the past is it that we were forced outside cause of these persons. I have contacted everyone I can and have sent a friends documentation of it. Wonder how many others didn’t get to vote as well cause of how rude they were. They knew exactly what to do to trigger people to leave! I’m not happy at all with this whole elections. It’s our right as Americans to be able to vote for whoever we want rather that person likes it or not ;(

  • mike hawk

    this is literally what the UN sends troop into third world countries to prevent when they monitor elections. absolutely shameful.

  • Mithrandir

    2 LAWYERS (Bill & Hillary) are not aware of election laws…..even the most basic ones you learned when you were 20, and not a lawyer.

    • Oldfart

      Maybe they ARE aware of election laws and didn’t break them.

      • Mithrandir

        Can’t campaign within 150 feet of a polling station.

        Let me guess? Bill wasn’t campaining right? With a megaphone, the local mayor, in front of a POLLING station? Right? right? right? Not a library, not a gas station, a polling station.

        Let me guess? Bill didn’t know about the 150 foot rule? Right? He’s a Yale law school graduate, didn’t know a basica rule most 20 year olds know.

        Hmm, what other excuses are there. Oh, perhaps it WASN’T a polling station. That wasn’t Bill Clinton, he didn’t have a megaphone, and wasn’t blocking access, and secret service didn’t block people from entering.

        Baghdad Bob.

        • Oldfart

          Let me guess. You were there with a tape measure and measured where Bill was standing with the megaphone AND you have evidence from a victim who was tortured by Bill’s campaigning inside the polling place, right? If not, STFU #BernieBot

          • Mithrandir

            Update: We have come along was since 1975. There are things called “maps” on the internet and there is also an application that can measure distance. It’s called a “map ruler.” Besides, anyone who can’t simply look at the door and can’t estimate the distance between 50 feet and 150 feet shouldn’t have a law license like Bill does. No wait! He had it revoked for lying under oath.

            *Lesson: never believe a liar.

  • lighthorse16

    The crimes being committed are so brazen and obvious. Just how have they managed to get away with it for so long? Add the lies like Benghazi and Belgrade (Gulf War as well if you want to get picky? and you have a duo who put Bonnie and Clyde to shame.

    • Oldfart

      ^Republican shill.

      • lighthorse16

        Republican? You aren’t even close.

  • Darrell benz

    Does having a Clinton name allow you to
    do what ever you want, BILL CLINTON broke voting laws and there
    video to prove it, The whole Clinton clan should be in jail, people
    this is exactly what Bernie Sanders is fighting for when the rich and
    powerful think they can do whatever they damn well please, if the
    people can’t see this; then there complete idiots.

    • Bree
    • YorkVillian

      Your closing comment said it all! Unfortunately we will, in the end, have to choose between The Great Oz and Billary.
      So, the real question, I guess is, do we want a total imposter who has no idea how to do the job, or Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, who have eight years prior experience doing the job — and quite successfully, I might add?
      I just hope they create a new cabinet post for Marty Walsh. As Secretary of Dry Cleaning his job will be to clean up after the First Husband.

      • Darrell benz

        If Bernie Sanders is our nominee we will be fine but if it’s Hillary by voting for her is like saying lying and corruption and taking money from wall street and the fracking industry and just will embolden the establishment that we are fighting against as far as Hillary’s foreign policy think about the following ,let me know what you think .

        Tulsi Gabbard WARNS OF MORE WARS AND
        REGIME CHANGES

        Tulsi Gabbard, the Hawaii Democrat who resigned
        a leadership post with the Democratic National Committee in
        order to endorse White House hopeful Bernie Sanders, admitted she
        was warned against breaking from front-runner Hillary Clinton.

    • Oldfart

      You #BernieBots sound more and more like brownshirts every day. Maybe the entire Clinton clan should wear a yellow star on their chests.

      • Darrell benz

        us #BernieBots at least have enough common sense to know the difference of Bernie’s facts and the Hillary lies and corruption sorry your not able to see the facts, you must be a corporate mediaBot who actually thinks he is being told the truth. Corporate media along with the establishment politicians like Hillary have been twisting the truth and writing laws for there greedy corporate masters for years. READ THE FOLLOWING

        Thomas Jefferson wrote the following;

        A press that is free to investigate and
        criticize the government is absolutely essential in a nation that
        practices self-government and is therefore dependent on an educated
        and enlightened citizenry. On the other hand, newspapers too often
        take advantage of their freedom and publish lies and scurrilous
        gossip that could only deceive and mislead the people. Jefferson
        himself suffered greatly under the latter kind of press during his
        presidency. But he was a great believer in the ultimate triumph of
        truth in the free marketplace of ideas, and looked to that for his
        final vindication.

        Today the
        corporate media who is owned by the corporate elitist who determine
        thru campaign funding and what is printed or how or what is reported
        we reached that point in our society that Jefferson was warning us
        about. And on top of that we had President Dewight Eisenhower warning
        us about the influence of the military industrial complex and we
        didn’t heed his warning either and the establishment government that
        is bought and paid for by the wealthy 1% Bernie Sanders is the only
        candidate that has the guts to stand up to the Oligarchs, Does anyone
        one out there that reads this have an idea to how to fight this, we
        need to help each other out before we lose everything, please pass
        this on and ask for solutions to these enormous problems. THANK YOU
        AND GOD BLESS

  • Joseph Pfeifer

    Hillary -put a leash on your hound!

    • Vandermeer

      Harsh.

      • Joseph Pfeifer

        He is a dog. And he should know better. None of this is remotely OK.

        • Oldfart

          Says the great decider.

        • Vandermeer

          growl….. bark!

  • Renifer

    I’m disappointed in Bill Clinton. Seeking votes *inside* a polling place is not cool, whether it’s legal or not. He should know better and be above reproach. I suspect that he did it just to get free publicity. It’s also not legal to have recording equipment such as television cameras inside a polling place while the polls are open. As someone who has been an election judge, this bother me greatly, as it gives people the impression that the rules are different for different people, and that they don’t really matter. If it was one of us regular folks who are not rich or famous, we would have left in a squad car in handcuffs.

    • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

      “I suspect he did it just to get free publicity”.

      Bill Clinton doesn’t have to do anything to get free publicity, he’s a charismatic and popular ex-president. People just want to meet and greet wherever he goes.

      If Sanders spouse went to a polling place and broke NO laws, would you be complaining?

      • Kwade9

        I don’t want to see the Clinton couple back in the WH. A couple of crooks.

        • nononespecial

          I guess that’s one vote Hillary won’t be getting. Hopefully she will be getting more that will put her in the Whitehouse.

          • Kwade9

            If she is elected it will be by default. Great victory!

          • http://none.com Stephen Johnson

            It will be a great victory.

          • Kwade9

            But probably a disastrous presidency. At least for the 99%. The 1%,Wall street, the big banks and Netanyahu will be happy.

          • YorkVillian

            Put her in the “Whitehouse” if you like. just so long as she’s not back in The White House. Imagine the confusion among White House staff having two people to refer to as “The President”. Imagine, we’ll have both a Mr. President and Madam President (or maybe they were expected to call her that the first time around). It will certainly be interesting to see if they actually share a bedroom, though. Maybe Bill will have it days and Hillary, nights.

        • YorkVillian

          Not to worry; the WH (Whore House?) has a back door.

      • YorkVillian

        First of all, Mrs. Sanders doesn’t have anywhere near the facial recognition of Bill Clinton among Bostonians. He is, in fact, walking/talking “campaign material” for his wife. Unless Marty and Bill were at the polls to actually cast their own vote, they had no business being inside.
        Claiming they were just there to “thank” poll workers is an insult to Massachusetts voters!!
        But, ignoring laws (especially ones that seek a fair shake for all involved) isn’t new to Walsh. He has hurt Boston cabdrivers and their families beyond belief.
        By telling his police department not to enforce Boston’s Vehicles-For-Hire Ordinance, with the excuse that blatantly illegal services such as Uber and Lyft are “popular”, he has forced some taxi owner-drivers into situations in which they stand to lose their homes as well as the obscenely expensive taxi medallions they bought directly from the City.
        “Popular”? So were speakeasies, Marty – although they didn’t have $60b to “invest” in election campaigns!
        Maybe Marty’s counting on a cabinet post from Hillary, and just as well …since he’ll probably end up being a one-term mayor, anyway. Cabbies can’t compete with Uber on campaign contributions — but they do vote!

        • gunnut

          Here he is well within 150 feet of the polling place:

          • nononespecial

            Did you copy and paste the wrong message this time?

            According to the text added to the video.
            If that were actually the truth, why did they not pan from the polling place, to Clinton, or from the voting place to the Bernie supporters? Most of the video was fairly tight shots, and there is only the statement from whoever made the tape, who has their own agenda. It would have been easy to prove their point, had it actually been true.

            Are Bernie fans Breitbart fans, or just fans of their dishonest tactics?

          • YorkVillian

            Really? I’ve got a photo of him in the Oval Office. That doesn’t mean that’s where he is right now, does it? Your clip shows him speaking in New Bedford, MA. This article is about Bill and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh being INSIDE the polls in a Boston inner-city neighborhood while hundreds of residents are kept waiting in line to vote, as verified by the following clip:

        • gunnut

          Here are Sanders supporters standing further away than Bill Clinton being asked to move back as they were within 150 feet of the polling place: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXCC96Wvy8Y

          • nononespecial

            Sigh

            How many times will you be posting this lie?

            According to the text added to the video.
            If that were actually the truth, why did they not pan from the polling place, to Clinton, or from the voting place to the Bernie supporters? Most of the video was fairly tight shots, and there is only the statement from whoever made the tape, who has their own agenda. It would have been easy to prove their point, had it actually been true.

      • Renifer

        Electioneering is against the law. You’re giving him a pass because of his charisma? It doesn’t matter who does it, campaigning inside of a polling place or within 150 feet is a crime. If I were doing it to support a candidate, wouldn’t *you* be complaining?

    • FrancisMcManus

      This incident is consistent with the narrative that the rules don’t apply to the Clintons.

      The author points out Bill was campaigning outside the polling place. We don’t have to wonder what he was doing there there (in Boston, Newton and New Bedford) on Election Day, he was campaigning. Then he went into the polling place. Spoke with voters and poll workers, walked past the table where voters gets their ballots.

      The purpose of the 150ft rule is to create a clear demarcation about where campaigning can and cannot occur and, having been advised by the MA Sec of State, and Bill Clinton chose to ignore it.

      Not for nothing but this is the former president who was impeached for lying. The Senate found him not guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors. That said, in plain English, he was guilty of lying.

      Did you violate MA election laws Bill?

  • Bree

    Sign this petition directed at Massachusetts’ Attorney General Maura Healey to have Bill Clinton arrested and tried for this blatant disregard of the law!

    https://www.change.org/p/massachusetts-attorney-general-maura-healey-arrest-prosecute-bill-clinton-john-f-mitchell-violation-of-ma-election-laws

    • Kwade9

      Signed

    • Oldfart

      The Mass. AG will NOT arrest Clinton or anybody else unless he has evidence a crime was committed. And you butthurt #BernieBots don’t have any evidence.

      • FrancisMcManus

        It would be fine if the MA Attorney General followed up with the Sec of State’s spokesman Brian McNiff who made many assertions of fact that Bill Clinton did not violate election law to determine the foundation for his assertions and also, ask people at the three polling places, with complaints, to contact her office.

  • Barbara DeMoss

    The Clintons are an embarrassment to all of us who have been honest Democrats all of our lives. I don’t remember ever seeing such a blatant flaunting of the laws. Why are people allowing this to happen? I cannot believe that so many American voters have lowered their own ethics to put up with this. They can try to whitewash this all they want to, but “The truth needs no crutches …. if it limps, it’s a lie.”

    • Oldfart

      What law did he violate. I certainly hope YOU are not on any jury I might have to go before since you have no concept of evidence and are quite willing to convict someone on your own biases and hearsay.

      • Barbara DeMoss

        Sez you!

        • Oldfart

          No, YOU actually said that about yourself.

  • Mars Jupiter

    Why is this article framed as a question when you quoted and explained the exact law he violated before getting to the piece about “campaign materials”? Did the editor not allow you to frame this

    • Oldfart

      The question, #BernieBot, is whether he campaigned within the 150 foot limit and, so far, there is no proof he did.

  • Dmmyles

    he has been stumping for her, he is a “campaign material”

    • Oldfart

      So, you think his mere presence, thanking polling workers and drinking a cup of coffee is enough to change someone’s vote? He must be magic.

  • Ciao Bella

    This is a known fact for reporters and even those whose volunteer to work for politicians. Clinton knows exactly what he was doing and it was wrong. Those counties should be null and void.

    • Vandermeer

      He is out of bounds, not the voters! Way over the top Bella.

  • Kwade9

    The well-known crook in action. Should be prosecuted. NOW

  • John Anderson

    What about when he was at buttonwood with a bull horn? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXCC96Wvy8Y

  • nononespecial

    “Brian McNiff, spokesperson for Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin, said his office had heard about traffic near polling locations in New Bedford, but maintained that the polls were “never inaccessible.”

    “We don’t control city streets,” McNiff says. “Anyone who got to the polls was able to vote.”

    When asked if Clinton’s megaphone speech violated election law, even if he stood further than 150 feet from the polling location, McNiff said: “Election law is silent on that.”

    No laws were broken. Polling place was not blocked.

    If Bernie wins the primary, is he going to turn down this guy’s endorsement?

    • mcgonzo

      If you’re fine supporting a candidate that will use unethical tactics to alter or suppress an individuals right to vote, you’re part of the problem. It’s one thing to support her after seeing what she thinks of rules and laws, and how her and her family are above them, that’s up to you . Trying to justify such behavior is just plain silly.

      • Oldfart

        What unethical tactics? You have no proof that Clinton campaigned inside 150 feet of a polling place at all. Just another #BernieBot idiot.

        • thedeprogrammer

          He was INSIDE the polling places.

          • Oldfart

            There is NOTHING illegal about that so long as he wasn’t campaigning in there. I have seen no proof and heard no complaints from any witnesses that he campaigned inside the building. Just #BernieBots whining.

        • mcgonzo

          If you think that him even being in MA visiting polling places is ethical, then I must be an idiot, since you know what it takes to be one, intimately.

          • Oldfart

            So, in your fascist vision of the world, Bill Clinton is not allowed to go to MA during a Democratic Primary. #TrumpShill idiot.

    • gunnut

      Didn’t stop anyone from voting huh? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwa2vSqKPHY

      • nononespecial

        In the first 8 or so seconds in the video, you can see the orange barrels and the yellow tape that made a clear path to the polling place,
        Too bad the person trying to lie about restricting access wasn’t talented enough to edit out the proof of her lie.

    • gunnut

      Sander’s supporters who were further away from the building than Bill Clinton with his bullhorn were asked to move back because they were within 150 feet of the polling place.

      • nononespecial

        According to the text added to the video.
        If that were actually the truth, why did they not pan from the polling place, to Clinton, or from the voting place to the Bernie supporters. Most of the video was fairly tight shots, and there is only the statement from whoever made the tape, who has their own agenda. It would have been easy to prove their point, had it actually been true.

      • Oldfart

        Except the video doesn’t show any such thing. It just shows a lot of people milling around. I didn’t see anyone out there with a tape measure measuring the distances.

      • Blueberry Hill

        So there were Sanders supporters at the polling place? We know they were campaigning, that is what they do.

  • Joseph Pfeifer

    No, the Boston Police control the streets, who are controlled by Mayor Walsh, who is controlled by Clinton. The police didn’t do their job in keeping the polling places free of the influence specified under the law. Which laws were broken and how often requires an investigation. Is there an DA or AG with the intestinal fortitude to launch such an investigation? Not likely in Massachusetts.

    • Papillon Seal

      I hope the voters toss that elected mayor OUT and get the state’s governor to enforce the laws at the polling places! Outrageous!!! The Clinton’s are a DIRTY word anymore!

    • Oldfart

      Pity you guys are illiterate.

    • nononespecial

      Apparently he was beyond the 150 ft. limit which was the law. At most polls I have been to, they were usually marked off, and it was very common for people to be electioneering just beyond the limits. The limits don’t change just because the electioneer is more effective than your average person.

      There was no blocking of the polling place, per Brian McNiff, spokesperson for Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin.

      When Clinton was requested to take a photo with someone, he inquired whether he was breaking any election laws.

      They were aware of the laws and followed them.

      Sorry to disappoint you.

      • Joseph Pfeifer

        He was inside the polling places. Look at the footage. Do you really believe that it is not electioneering? When the candidate’s husband, who happens to be former POTUS, just shows up to “thank” the poll workers. At a minimum, it gives the appearance of impropriety.` A bit like how elections work in some 3rd world countries.

        • ClaySConrad

          Not only do I believe that isn’t electioneering, I know it wasn’t.

          Campaigns almost always have poll watchers, Joseph. Notably, the complaints aren’t coming from GOP poll watchers, which says everything. It’s just coming from the maladjusted malcontents who can’t wait to stir the shit pot, even when there’s no reason to do so.

          • mcgonzo

            Yeah because the DNC is trying so hard to remain partial in this primary. Maybe DWS was there holding bills hand, making sure he didn’t “break any laws.”,

          • Elijah

            I think we must all admit we do not have all the facts. I don’t think most people signing this petition want to see Bill convicted. At least I feel that an investigation of his actions is appropriate, whether or not they are found to be illegal. We have to be consistent with the application of the law, or it is meaningless.

  • Oldfart

    NO evidence has been presented that Bill Clinton was campaigning inside the 150 foot limit. Yet all these #BernieBots are screaming for ALL the Clintons to be arrested. I have a feeling that the children can’t stand it that their lord and master was defeated on Super Tuesday.

    • Joseph Pfeifer

      There is plenty of circumstantial evidence, that’s why the AG needs to investigate.

    • baruchzed

      There is actual documentation…the photo above being part of that. Do you want legitimate elections or are you ok with bending the rules for the Clintons? That’s the real question.

      • ClaySConrad

        Physical presence inside the polling place is NOT electioneering, but thanks for playing along.

        • Vladimir26

          He is a very high profile person who is instantly recognizable, whose wife is running in the election, who he is actively in the area campaigning for, in the polling place. Guilty or not, it was not the wisest decision.

      • Oldfart

        The photo shows nothing. No indication that Clinton is doing anything other than taking a picture. Stop making up shit.

    • Blueberry Hill

      Isn’t that the truth! There is no evidence of anything, and I wouldn’t believe what these B bots claim that Bill Clinton said. When the Bernie campaign hacked into Hillary’s computer ( a felony) no one was screeching that Bernie should be arrested; but they should have. This is just a case of more Hillary bashing, and it is making women so mad they are voting for her even more. Even Bernie has taken to Hillary bashing, something he said he wouldn’t do. Now we have these B bots wanting Bill Clinton arrested? How 2 faced can they get? I watch the debates and Bernie is just yelling the same speech over and over and has no foreign experience, etc. He’s been just a congressman most of his career. Don’t get me wrong, I like Bernie, but fair is fair.

      • spktruth200

        YOU Clinton supporters are like Trump’s…facts don’t matter. PHOTOS and FILM prove everything it was reported in the Boston Globe and other news media…get a grip ole Hilary will be indicted and never be president.

        • Blueberry Hill

          There is no proof of what was said or that the photos were taken at any polling place or when they were taken. YOU have no proof at all.
          Those ARE the facts.

          • Vladimir26

            “that the photos were taken at any polling place”

            I’m sorry, did you miss the picture of Mr. Clinton with the person holding a ballot posted above?

          • Blueberry Hill

            Geez, you don’t even know that that is not Bill Clinton holding that ballot? That is a voter holding his ballot and not Mr. Clinton. See how important it is to know the facts. The pics could have been taken anywhere at any time, and I suspect they were, except that one. It is not Bill Clinton holding that ballot. That kind of negates any so-called proof doesn’t it?

          • Vladimir26

            I’m sorry, but I was simply countering your claim. You said:

            “There is no proof of what was said or that the photos were taken at any polling place or when they were taken.”

            I was simply pointing out that you should choose your words more carefully. Because there is proof that at least SOME of the photos were taken at a polling place.

          • Blueberry Hill

            I hope you can understand that private citizens can visit any polling place. The mayor took him on a tour to thank the poll workers, and that is what they did, and had a cup of coffee. Some people saw them and wanted a pic taken with them. There is nothing illegal about that. Believe me, if there were, the news would be all over it, but since nothing illegal was done, the news people are not interested. It is a shame to try to destroy a person for political gain by the Bbots. Shame on them. Their lying petition will go nowhere either. This is below the belt politics. I’m sure Bernie knows nothing about it, as I think he is better than that.

          • Vladimir26

            At what point did I say he broke the law? I didn’t. I merely pointed out that yes, he was there on site as this caption tells us:

            “A reader passed along the above photo of Bill Clinton, Mayor Marty Walsh, and an unidentified man at Holy Name in West Roxbury posing with a Democratic ballot.”

            Whether he broke the law or not, I don’t care. Being as instantly recognizable as he is, someone is always going to claim his mere presence there is enough to claim he was campaigning. Guilty or not, I don’t really care. It was an unwise move that has given people something to argue over, and something for the republicans to try and create another witch hunt over.

          • Blueberry Hill

            The Rs have been carrying on a witch hunt for years against these 2 and it is disgusting. They make up crap. Now the Bbots are starting the same witch hunt and that makes me angry. Even the AG won’t touch this. Thing is, no laws were broken, so they were within their rights to be there, whether the Bbots like it or not. The Bbots are actually the guilty ones. We know they were campaigning with their signs and Tshirts on and blocking traffic and had to be told to move back. We KNOW they were campaigning.

          • Elijah

            The video evidence suggests they were campaigning further from the polling location than Bill was when he gave a speech mentioning Hillary, her campaign, and her policies multiple times. If you believe they were at fault, and he was closer to the polling site than they were, then he is also at fault.

      • mcgonzo

        And Hillary is changing her message daily.

    • spktruth200

      There are freaking youtubes of it….you can see it ALL, but like a HilaryBOT facts don’t matter.

    • Helen Weatherall

      Oh – you haven’t seen the videos –

      • Blueberry Hill

        Even videos don’t tell what was said, and they had a perfect right to visit the polling places. They were not the Candidate; and she was not there. There were however a big bunch of Beerniebots there, blocking traffic, and had to be told to move back. We KNOW they were actually campaigning and carrying signs and wearing Bernie T shirts. Stop accusing someone for doing the same thing they were doing.

      • Oldfart

        I have seen many of the videos. They show people milling around. They show Clinton shaking hands with poll workers. What they DON’T show is Clinton campaigning or people objecting because he had.

    • Blueberry Hill

      Absolutely, Hillary wasn’t there. The ones who were there were not running for office. I’m so sick of the Hillary Bashers that I could puke on them. She has not been charged with any crime, and won’t be, as she committed no crime. She used her own computer, just like the Republicans ahead of her did. It was not a crime or against the rules, and she did nothing wrong there either. There are Rs in congress right now using their home computers. Some of those before her deleted all their emails, she did not. She saved them in case they were needed. She immediately sent messages pertaining to Official Business to the State Dept. She sent any marked “Top Secret” on a different system, they were never in her computer. Some were changed AFTER they were received and sent on by her. Even in congress Gowdy altered the copies he received and was removed from his position. Why is no one calling for his arrest for forgery?

      • Oldfart

        I believe I did ask for him to be charged at the time. Of course, I was ignored…

        • Blueberry Hill

          Of course you would be ignored. The Rs don’t prosecute their crooks. They cover for them. I know I signed petitions for him to be charged. They have proof there, they have the altered emails. When the FBI saw them, they told that they were altered, and Gowdy was kicked off the “investigation”. They are so desperate to destroy her that they lie their heads off and blame her for nothing. I’m glad she is strong and deflects them.

          • Oldfart

            She has been strong since she was the First Lady of Arkansas. Judicial Watch and the Republican party have been hunting them for a long long time. Unsuccessfully, I might add despite Bill’s tendency to let his eye wander.

          • Blueberry Hill

            Yes, she has been attacked for a long time, over nothing. Lies that Rs make up about her, etc. Maybe they are just jealous, and of course, there are some who won’t vote for her because she is a woman. I guess they know that she is better than their pack of clowns all put together. She is extremely intelligent and has a phenomenal memory. They’ve shamelessly thrown all kinds of mud at her. Revenge would be for her to win the election.

          • DL

            I have to say that reading your replies Blueberry Hill and OldFart over there is pretty annoying. You two calling Bernie supporters idiots and Bbots over and over and over makes YOU sound like the robots defending your Clintons no matter what. If they are so innocent than why do you have to keep attacking Bernie supporters with name calling? I understand you are frustrated, but you would be heard a lot better if you could stick to the facts and stop resorting to those same crappy comments over and over. Just because you say it many times doesn’t make it anymore true and basically you sound like the robot who got stuck on repeat. I’m writing this to you, but I wish to God all internet commenters could learn some decency and basic respect for one another. You sound like you really care, which is why I bother to write this at all, so can you support your candidate while not attacking those who support another?

          • Blueberry Hill

            I hope you also wrote this message to the ones calling us names for supporting Hillary. I only called one person a name back after he had already called me a name. Also, I just used Bbots to shorten the writing, it is not meant to be derogatory. Actually, I like Bernie, and I plan to vote whichever one is the nominee. But how about stopping the Clinton bashing, I’m sick of it.

          • DL

            A ‘bot’ refers to a programmed automation – in other words something or someone who doesn’t think for themselves but only acts as an automatic response or reaction to a stimulus. Of course your reference to Bbot is meant to be derogatory. You of course know that, unless you’ve been using a term that you had no idea what it meant.

          • Blueberry Hill

            But it is okay to be called a Hillary bot, I guess, it is only derogatory if it is a Bernie bot. Anyway, the word doesn’t bother me. I’m proud to be a Hillary bot. You are intentionally being rude.

          • DL

            I would never call anyone a Hillary bot. And I’m not intentionally being rude. You used the term in an angry derogatory way along with other statements here. Now you’re denying it all. I can’t really argue with someone who states anger then denies it. Very confusing.

          • Blueberry Hill

            I haven’t said anything in anger. I don’t have to deny something I didn’t do.

  • FrancisMcManus

    Bill Clinton telling a voter to “Pull the lever for Hillary” is campaigning. There is no question he was campaigning. The only question is whether he was campaigning withing 150ft of the polling place.

    It is also a violation of MA voting law to take a picture of a marked ballot. The photo at the top is of Bill Clinton, the father of a city councilor and the Mayor. The father is holding his ballot which means they are in the polling place between the chieck-in table where you get your ballot and the check-out table where you put in the “ballot box”

  • baruchzed

    It’s pretty well documented that Clinton violated election laws. It’s not surprising, the Clinton’s sense of entitlement is also well documented. Clinton should lose all the delegates from Massachusetts, however, for this. We need our elections to be legitimate, not rigged.

    • ClaySConrad

      Not at all. The electioneering he did was outside the polling place limits. He’s as allowed as anyone else to go in and thank poll workers.

      If Melania Trump did the same thing, nobody would notice. They wouldn’t recognize her with her clothes on.

      • thedeprogrammer

        Right, that and the fact that she wasn’t president.

        • spktruth200

          Doesn’t matter…he was her husband, and he was campaigning for her…that’s the law. NO signs are permitted within 150 ft of the polling place, but her’s were up at the polling place door.

          • ClaySConrad

            Bill isn’t a sign. Duh.

          • Helen Weatherall

            Oh yes he is. He is highly recognizable. Everyone knows what he represents. He is absolutely a sign.

          • ClaySConrad

            So? That’s not the same as electioneering. He has the same right as any other citizen to be a poll worker, to vote, or to go in to use the bathroom!

            He doesn’t have to wear a paper bag over his head… as much as the right wingers would rather he wear a plastic one.

          • mcgonzo

            Why don’t you think logically and quit defending these parasites.

          • ClaySConrad

            Because I’m interested in the truth, not partisan witch-hunts.

          • Vladimir26

            “He has the same right as any other citizen to be a poll worker, to vote, or to go in to use the bathroom!”

            Seeing as how he isn’t a resident of MA, nor a resident in four different districts in MA, I would say he doesn’t have a right to vote there.

          • Maherjunkie

            He wasn’t voting!

          • Vladimir26

            Read the quote I was responding to. I didn’t say he was voting, but he certainly doesn’t have a right to vote there in MA as ClaySConrad was claiming.

          • ClaySConrad

            That’s not what I was claiming. Wherever he DOES vote, he has to appear at a polling place, though.

            If simply being PRESENT at a polling place, and thinking poll workers, counts as electioneering, then how can he vote anywhere?

            And if being present is NOT electioneering, then whether he votes or not is immaterial.

          • DL

            mk – Actually for many voters – as you so rudely pointed out – they would not change their minds at the polling place. But there are also many people who choose their candidate based on familiarity and celebrity, which is why actors like Ronald Reagan, Jesse Ventura, and Arnold Schwarzennager (sp?) get elected so easily despite little experience. And Trump phenomenon? – he has a reality show! So yes, Bill Clinton showing up at a polling center in a very tight race could swing just enough voters to change the outcome. I don’t know if it actually did or if what he did was illegal, but of course he has an effect. He’s a smart one.

          • Janelle Lanae Williams Roldan

            Right so he had to use the bathroom at 4 DIFFERENT polling sites!? You really are an idiot. Oh wait I figured it out! You are a Clinton Troll trying to down play the illegality of his actions. Sorry buddy but you have failed miserably.

          • mk

            I am sure bunch of republican bozos changed their vote because they saw Clinton. And, old grandpa Sander’s lover got a hard on when they saw Clinton and Walsh together? OMG you people are pathetic losers!

          • DL

            Actually for many voters – as you so rudely pointed out – they would not change their minds at the polling place. But there are also
            many people who choose their candidate based on familiarity and celebrity, which is why actors like Ronald Reagan, Jesse Ventura, and Arnold Schwarzennager (sp?) get elected so easily despite little experience. And Trump phenomenon? – he has a reality show! So yes, Bill Clinton showing up at a polling center in a very tight race could swing just enough voters to change the outcome. I don’t know if it actually
            did or if what he did was illegal, but of course he has an effect. He’s a smart one.

          • thedeprogrammer

            I agree. It was a violation of the law and another example of the Clinton’s behaving unethically.

      • spktruth200

        Wrong! he wasn’t permitted within 150 ft of the polling site (OUTSIDE) that power hungry, former drug addict went INSIDE. You do no about his cocaine addictions right along with his womanizing, she covered up all their married life.

        • ClaySConrad

          I can tell from your “response” that the facts don’t matter to you much, but the truth is that he’s as allowed as any other poll watcher to be inside. So long as he isn’t campaigning while inside (thanking poll workers does not count as campaigning) he’s perfectly welcome inside under the law.

          • Vladimir26

            He is a very high profile person who is instantly recognizable, whose wife is running in the election, who he is actively in the area campaigning for, in the polling place. Guilty or not, it was not the wisest decision.

        • Janelle Lanae Williams Roldan

          Actually he was on a megaphone within 150 feet of a polling place thanking people for voting for Hillary, there are videos of people stuck behind a wall of secret service unable to vote, and there has even been reports of him making comments to voters about voting for Hillary. If you can honestly “claim” his presence had nothing to do with trying to swindle votes you are either completely ignorant, in denial, or are a bling Clinton follower. This move will cost #Hillary and that is a fact. Sign the petition and get the white house to at least investigate the claim. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/investigate-violations-massachusetts-voting-laws-conducted-bill-clinton-march-1-2016 We deserve this! Voter rights tampering should not be tolerated especially when those guilty are claiming to be “progressive”. YEAH Right #HillaryLies

      • D@direwolfe.com

        it was a political dirty trick and intentionally impeding would be voters form excercising their right to vote. who does that? Republicans. and slick willy.

        • ClaySConrad

          All he did was OCCUPY SPACE. How is that a “dirty trick?”

    • Janelle Lanae Williams Roldan

      https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/investigate-violations-massachusetts-voting-laws-conducted-bill-clinton-march-1-2016

      Sign this petition and share. When it reaches 100,000 as the Change.org petition has, the Obama Administration will be forced to at least investigate. We need that message sent to the Clinton’s that people have had enough of them ignoring the law and going around acting entitled and privileged to get special treatment.

  • AndrewM.
  • thedeprogrammer

    Depends on what your definition of is, is, right Bill?

  • spktruth200

    Prosecute Walsh along with Billy Boy. Both knew they were electioneering…but believed because he was a former President they would get away with it. Go to: Change.org and sign the petition now up to 65,000 signatures, to force the Mass. Democratic party to deliver those delegates to Bernie as punishment for those illegal practices. He was in New Bedford in his limo and entourage, blocking the parking lot and no voters were able to vote for 3 hours….that’s they needed to flip to vote to Clinton…

    • Kwade9

      Signed

    • Renifer

      Signed.

    • armyisnumber1

      Tried 3 times to find it. Cannot see it anywhere and I would be happy to sign the petition.

    • Janelle Lanae Williams Roldan

      Actually if you sign the same petition here https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/investigate-violations-massachusetts-voting-laws-conducted-bill-clinton-march-1-2016 it will force the Obama Administration to investigate the claim. It needs 100,000 signatures to get them to act within 30 days but it just hasn’t been talked about enough or circulated enough. I read it in an article. Sign and Share… we at least deserve an investigation to show the Clinton’s you can’t go around ignoring the law whenever you feel like it.

  • kevin72132003

    As a Republican, I can’t explain the feelings that arise from reading about Democrats calling for the arrest of Bill Clinton. :)

  • Blueberry Hill

    I think they should be ashamed of putting up such a slanderous petition with no proof whatever. We know that the Bbots will say that anything was said, no proof they are telling the truth. As for the pictures, they could have been taken any time anywhere, and mean nothing at all anyway. Don’t you think it would be all over the news if this all was based on truth? There was just one item on that said that there were no laws broken. Nothing else has been said about it. The Bbots would use such a dirty trick to get Bernie votes, is truly a disappointment.

    • RCar

      The proof is in the first photo, idiot. Can’t see Bill taking a pic next to a voter? With the RED ticket?

      • Blueberry Hill

        Well, that is a voter holding his ballot who wanted to have his pic taken with the mayor and Clinton. Period. Nothing else. Not illegal, dopey.

        • YorkVillian

          Actually, it is illegal in Massachusetts …and I won’t even call you “dopey” for not knowing that.

        • Rakasan

          Shame on you!

          • Blueberry Hill

            For what?

    • Bill Holmberg

      Bill Clinton, accompanied by the Mayor of Boston, toured polling stations during an election. What voter didn’t take heed? How is Bill’s likability separable from a solicitation of votes for H?

      • Blueberry Hill

        You are really grasping at straws. They have a RIGHT to go wherever they want. And there is no law against visiting a polling place by anyone. You have no idea what was the truth about anything said or done. Bill Clinton is a citizen just like the rest of us.

        • D@direwolfe.com

          you yourself are grasping straws.
          the mayor and the candidates president husband may have had the right to go, they may not have broken the law.
          the multiple visits to massachusetts polling places where Bill Clinton had no actual business to conduct on election day in a close race is the kind of dirty trick politics for which he and his spouse are justly famous. to call critics of such a craven ploy names is fatuous.

          He is certainly not a citizen like the rest of us: we haven’t been impeached.

          Who does this kind of thing, impeding would be voters from exercising their rights for hours? Republicans, that’s who.

          • Vladimir26

            “we haven’t been impeached.”

            Neither have either of the Clintons.

          • D@direwolfe.com

            you are, not surprisingly, mistaken.
            President Clinton was impeached and acquitted. one doesn’t get unimpeached.

          • Vladimir26

            Impeachment proceedings were held, but he was NOT impeached considering he remained the POTUS.

          • D@direwolfe.com
          • Lovebandit

            Yeah we already knew that, dumbazz…LOL

          • Rakasan

            Sorry, impeached means (to bring charges against).

          • Blueberry Hill

            By the way, he was found NOT GUILTY. I remember the whole thing. I have watched the Senate for the past 20 years. Putting up a nasty petition to call for his arrest is below the belt politics. He had a right to be there. How about the Bbots who we KNOW were campaigning with their signs and Tshirts on being at the polling places? Now that is illegal. They even blocked the traffic and had to be told to move back. They are the ones who should NOT have been at the polls. They are doing dirty politicking and I don’t think Bernie would approve of that. I think he is better than that and wants to play by the rules.

          • Lovebandit

            Yeah, found “not guilty” in a Senate trial with no evidence offered even though a Clinton-semen stained dress was sitting there just waiting to make an appearance. Then, he was DISBARRED from practicing law in Arkansas for perjuring himself and settled the lawsuit with Paula Jones (who he alledgedly sexually assaulted) by paying her $90,000. You have a real nice hero there, d-bag…LOL

          • Blueberry Hill

            The girl had just come off a 5 year affair with her married professor. Also, the dress was never tested. All he got was a B.J. No proof it was even her dress. At the time, they were going out of their way to trap him and set him up just because he was a dem.

          • Robert Malin

            “It depends on what your definition of is is” Linda Trippi turned them in- Bubba was guilty. Before that there were others- but the important thing is his ability to lie with a straight face. Your conspiracy theory is laughable- but this was a character issue not an impeachable event.

          • Roberta Pierce

            Actually Bill was impeached. It got through the house but not the senate, so technically he was.

          • Blueberry Hill

            Yes, I remember it all and watched it all. He was found Not Guilty. They even figured out that it was a set-up.

          • Rakasan

            No, they didn’t want 8 years of Al(the groper) Gore.

          • PunkyAmerica

            See, if you’re a Clinton, you can lie, cheat on your wife, even use the Oval Office for taxpayer-funded sex, and that’s ok because it’s not technically illegal. People like you are why the Democratic Party is getting older and more conservative by the minute; voters of the future want higher standards and leaders they can trust.

          • Rakasan

            Did you find your thrill on blueberry hill?

          • Blueberry Hill

            Of course, blueberries are great, especially Blueberry Pie.

          • YorkVillian

            Though I disagree with what Bill and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh did, I think it qualifies more as taking advantage of a loophole than a “dirty trick”. I also believe that Marty’s accompanying Bill inside a polling place is different than the Mayor stopping by numerous polling places simply to “check on” the overall voting process in his city and, therefore both their actions were illegal by Mass General Laws.

        • Blueberry Hill

          Of course. lol

        • PunkyAmerica

          Just like the Clintons. Always skirting ethics and the law, uncaring about even the appearance of impropriety, and crying ‘Persecution!’ if even questioned.

    • Robert Malin

      The videos lied? Pictures too? People faked the time codes of their posts? Reporters on the scene too. It was on WJAR NBC 10 Brian Crandall- blocked access – was within 50 feet of poll. Secret service presence is intimidating and acting above the law is undemocratic.

    • visitor

      “Don’t you think it would be all over the news if this all was based on truth?”

      Do you mean like CNN or ABC? Or Fox? Time Warner? Or maybe you mean the New York Times? or Jeff Bezo’s Washington Post?

      Can you guess what all of the above have in common? Have you ever looked at who are the largest donors for Clinton?

      Watch any news segment on the current delegate count, and I dare you to find one that doesn’t include Hillary’s super delegate pledges! Super delegates have historically (since 1972) always gone with whoever is winning in delegates in the end.

      Lobbying should be illegal.

    • PunkyAmerica

      What are those dirty tricks that your ‘Bbots’ have pulled so far?

  • Ciao Bella

    I heard the Rally outside the one of the voting polls made it difficult to get in line. A lot of squashed up people according to a friend who is a bit closterphobic. If a life size cardboard standup isn’t permitted, why would Former President Clinton be allowed? Clintons probably paid someone something to turn the other way or no one had the guts to tell him to leave. This probably got the very few undecideds and dissuaded Sanders supporters. My friend said she didn’t leave but others were too annoyed by it.l, so they did. They should, give the delegates over to Sanders.

  • Robert Malin

    Having been an elected Election Moderator this should not have been permitted as per the training we received. This is corrupt tampering and the whole party and Sec of State are guilty of fixing the election for Hillary. The presence go the Secret Service is intimidation and Bill was there to campaign. It raises the question of how many other tricks were allowed- like the allegation that developmentally disabled were driven to the polls and then bought McDonalds for voting for Hillary. New voters that Sanders brought into the party were taught that you can’t trust the Democratic Party either- if Sanders is not the candidate they have helped to elect Trump. Their bias throughout the process has been obvious but the lesson has been they are corrupt too just like the rigged economy that Sanders rails against. The DNC may have won the battle but lost the war. Cynicism is everywhere and they confirmed it.

    • armyisnumber1

      I used to think that Billy Galvin was better than this. Now he too is despicable and does not deserve to be the Secretary of State. So, that means we can all go into a polling place with a ballot and our candidates literature and buttons on our coats. Always a double edge sword in Massachusetts and they wonder why over 20,000 people turned Republican. The Democrats are getting worse than ever. The Kennedy era has died.

      • Robert Malin

        Right by not playing fair the Dems are playing into the Repub anti govt reactionary rhetoric. MA residents need to demand better

  • Lovebandit

    With the despicable Clintons, it always comes down to “what the meaning of the word is, is”…They are SCUM.

  • armyisnumber1

    The Mayor is lying. For that he should never be re-elected. It shows he is as corrupt as the Clinton’s. So, Bil asked someone to pull the lever for Hillary, huh. Did he mean the leaver to the electric chair? That photo is a disgrace. THIS NEVER SHOULD OF HAPPENED. Where was the cop? Where was the precinct warden? Talk about the usual dirty rotten Boston politics, this smacks of cronyism and disgust.

  • mikeledo

    “The police officer shall enforce this rule under the direction of the warden.” That is the punishment for his heinous crime. Read the entire guide.

  • AlphaNerd

    The fix was already in. Massachusetts flipped a few hours prior to the voting.

  • Rakasan

    White as Casper the Friendly Ghost,mouth always agape. Dead man walking????? There for the fix??

    • Kathleen Lowy

      If you’re talking about Billie Boy, you notice, as well as I do, he always has his stupid mouth open…I suspect to catch flies.

  • http://www.KeithChouinard.com/ Keith Joseph Chouinard

    When we pay attention and learn to focus; we can comprehend that we are dealing with a political spell, which aims to control the consciousness of society.

    I just published “Transcend the Spell” https://medium.com/@keithjchouinard/transcend-the-spell-86b94053587e#.lu0pt9rwk

    • Chamboyette Chou

      That’s interesting. I have a theory that the reasons so many Americans living in the USA are so brainwashed is because they generally think in accordance with what the media finds important. If the media doesn’t find it important that Hillary takes money from arms manufacturers and then turns around to vote in favor of every war killing millions of people, then many Americans will think in that way. Same thing when the media gives great deal of importance to a few “sexist” comments from anonymous supporters of Bernie. This messed up set of priorities is shocking, but I think it’s mainly because of the corporate media.

  • emily

    He’s at it again in illinois! And Hillary herself is at polling places in nc? Massachusetts never should have let this fly. No consequences so they just keep on truckin!

  • Sharon Equality-Now Johnson Mi

    Nonsense. The Secretary of State gave the rules and they operated within the rules. The SOS also said he’s looked into the matter and it’s closed, they’re satisfied no laws were broken. Then even if he were to be found guilty of being there, the fine would be $20.00. This dog ain’t barking. Much ado about nothing.

    • Matthew J. Robison

      There are laws for a reason. In this case, they’re to prevent undue influence. Bill’s presence was asserting precisely that influence, and based on witness commentary so were his actions. Whether or not one of his friends decides to not pursue it, he went unashamedly as far as he believed he could get. The character of his actions was disrespectful to the voters and officials charged with securing the polling place, and to the process itself. It is precisely that failure of character that precludes Hillary and her ilk from being suitable for public service in general, let alone the Presidency.

    • Kathleen Lowy

      Sounds like a hillary cultist…..

  • PunkyAmerica

    Just like the Clintons. Always skirting ethics and the law, uncaring about even the appearance of impropriety.

  • Chamboyette Chou

    Anyone supporting Hillary Clinton who is not in the top 99% is going against the financial interest of them and their family. Americans living in Europe (where the vast majority voted for Sanders, and the small minority who voted for Hillary actually belong to the top 1%) see this very clearly from the outside and are astounded at how brainwashed you Americans living in the USA are.

  • Justmorewrath

    Shureeeeeeee he just loves flexing his Law breaking ability over us little people.

  • ThinkAboutIt

    Make a BFD about this as you wish, but it’s hardly a real violation of the sanctity of the polling place. If this incident is the most you’ve got to fuss about, then things are pretty good in Boston. Over many years as a poll worker in several states, I’ve seen egotistical extrovert politicians use the polls as a photo op and they aren’t careful about the rule against electioneering. Voters too will spout off about who is the best candidate, and then we poll workers act like librarians gently asking for quiet rather than making it into a BFD. I’ve never heard of anyone having to call the police. Do you have any real issues to argue about in Boston?

    • Ex-appler

      I do have real issues to argue about in boston…how about having bill block off the polling stations for up to 3 hours? When the economy is still shit- people can’t wait all day to vote- same as here in AZ- you can’t stand in line all goddamnit day just to fill in a bubble- missing a day of work to vote for some is just not possible- thanks to our corporate loving oligarchy, many of us have to work every damn day to pay the bills and can’t afford to sit around for half the day. This power-hungry couple needs to f#@king retire before they both end up in prison. No couple in the history of the world has been collectively in as many controversies as this couple and never been beheaded or at the minimum jailed….50 years in the future, our grandchildren will look at the Reagan thru Obama period in complete shame for our country. And if we don’t elect bernie, along with enough berniecrats to overthrow the current republican congress/house- who knows what will become of our grandchildren- they may not have a country to think that in.

  • robbie555

    This is typical Clinton’s get as close to breaking the law as possible. These people are crooked as my dogs hind leg.