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    Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    DRUDGE REPORT 2011®

    Drudge has this as a headline, waiting for the "rest of the story". We'll see how it pans out, but I'm thinking Mrs. Obama was in fact, campaigning.
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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    First lady Michelle Obama appears to have violated Illinois law -- when she engaged in political discussion at a polling place!

    The drama began after Mrs. Obama stopped off at the Martin Luther King Center on the south side of Chicago to cast an early vote.

    After finishing at the machine, Obama went back to the desk and handed in her voting key.

    She let voters including electrician Dennis Campbell, 56, take some photos.

    "She was telling me how important it was to vote to keep her husband's agenda going," Campbell said.

    According to the pool reporter at the scene, the conversation took place IN the voting center not far from the booths.

    Illinois state law -- Sec. 17-29 (a) -- states: "No judge of election, pollwatcher, or other person shall, at any primary or election, do any electioneering or soliciting of votes or engage in any political discussion within any polling place, within 100 feet of any polling place."

    A top Ilinois State Board of Elections official tells the DRUDGE REPORT how Mrs. Obama may have simply been ignorant of the law and thus violated it unintentionally.
    DRUDGE: MICHELLE CAMPAIGNED INSIDE POLLING PLACE?
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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    Really, a 1min 05second video disproves Drudge?

    Since the Drudge reported situation occurs AFTER the video ends, how does this help Mrs. Obama?

    Oh wait... it don't.
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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Nice try Drudge

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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    DRUDGE REPORT 2011®

    Drudge has this as a headline, waiting for the "rest of the story". We'll see how it pans out, but I'm thinking Mrs. Obama was in fact, campaigning.
    This coming from the place that also has the headline "CHEESEBURGER AND FRIES?" Next to a picture of the first lady. Drudge is actually hyping the scandal that Michelle Obama ate a cheeseburger and fries.

    More typical bull**** from Drudge. Par for the course.

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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    So Mrs. Obama DIDN'T campaign in the polling place because you all dislike Drudge?


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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    So Mrs. Obama DIDN'T campaign in the polling place because you all dislike Drudge?
    What most likely happened is someone came up and asked her a question and she answered. I'm definitely not going to take Matt Drudges word on it, that's for damn sure.

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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    What most likely happened is someone came up and asked her a question and she answered. I'm definitely not going to take Matt Drudges word on it, that's for damn sure.
    It's now on Cable News... just saw it.

    So let's boil away the partisan nature of the source, if she WAS campaigning on site, should they do as the Ill. official says?

    "You kind of have to drop the standard for the first lady, right?" the official explained late Thursday. "I mean, she's pretty well liked and probably doesn't know what she's doing."
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    Re: Chicagoland: First lady campaigned at polling place?

    The only source I found that wasn't linked to the Drudge report was from the LA Times that said she was the reported 100 feet away which is the election law. It did say however that she did take pictures with people and told people to get out there and vote.

    Obama abided by election laws that prohibit electioneering within 100 feet of a polling place.

    She did pose for pictures and told one voter: "Make sure you get everybody out there voting. This one counts, as much as the other one."
    Michelle Obama: In Chicago campaign swing, Michelle Obama casts ballot - latimes.com

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