Elections

Did Bill Clinton Violate Election Day Voting Laws?

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Alexa Santry Contributor

More than 90,000 people have signed a Change.com petition calling for “the immediate arrest of President Bill Clinton for clear, knowing and egregious violation of the campaign laws to swing an election in a significant way.”

Multiple voters said Clinton entered polling stations in Newton, New Bedford, and Boston on Super Tuesday; a woman posted a photo with him in a West Roxbury voting location that same day, The Boston Globe reports.

The petition claims that Clinton broke Massachusetts voting laws, however, officials have denied that the former president did anything illegal.

A document summarizing the state’s election day rules states, “A person standing within 150 feet of a polling location, including observers in the polling location, may not: hold any campaign sign; hand any person literature intended to influence the voter’s action at the polls; wear any campaign buttons or identifying signage; solicit a person’s vote for or against a candidate or question on the ballot; or, distribute stickers.”

While the former president was not specifically seen telling voters to support Hillary, he was videotaped shaking hands and speaking with election workers.

The petition entitled, “Arrest & prosecute Bill Clinton for Violation of Mass. Election Laws” is aiming to receive 150,000 signatures.

The comments displayed below the petition indicate some of the sentiments that supporters are feeling. The top comment, which has over 600 “likes” reads, “I am 100 percent done with the cheating Clintons. They need to be stopped before they destroy our country. #BernieOrBust.”

Other popular comments on the post carry similar views, accusing the Clintons of being “criminals that deserve jail” and “not above the law.”

The highly supported petition was created on Tuesday and concludes, “We, the undersigned, respectfully ask that you honor the democratic process with all the dignity it deserves, and hold Bill Clinton accountable for the felony of his actions.”