Uh-Oh… Michelle O Campaigns In Polling Place!! May Have Violated Law (VIDEO)

Following the Law is for Thee… But Not For Me.

Michelle Obama reportedly campaigned for her husband and his radical agenda at a Chicago polling station today.
FOX News reported on the infraction:

Drudge reported:

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 a pool reporter from the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES 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.

“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.”

WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS ELECTIONEERING

When questioned about the brazen nature of Mrs. Obama’s campaigning, press secretary Robert Gibbs defended the action.

“I don’t think it would be much to imagine, the First Lady might support her husband’s agenda,” Gibbs smiled.

Related… She also snarfed down a cheeseburger today too.

More… Bruce added this:

There’s NO WAY you can spend as much time running for office and working on political campaigns over the last ten years, as these two have, and be ignorant of this most basic of basic election laws.
NO. WAY.

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  • Chisum

    Well….she’s special!!!! Dontchaknow.

    Haters!

  • Fred

    The way to support her husband is by not breaking the law.
    Man they outrage me!

  • Fred

    Well she just set the standard for the midterm election, eh? Now how many poll workers won’t bother to uphold the law?

  • M Malone

    You can’t even wear political buttons or clothing in a polling place, even if you’re a voter, so politicking is a big no-no.

  • Fred

    You kind of have to drop the standard for the first lady, right?”

    Wrong!

  • aro5o75

    Remember folks, this DOJ will not pursue election tampering cases where the offenders are black.

    And MO, is black.

  • Eric Holder

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

    Unless I say so.

  • Wright

    Just when you thought this administration could go no lower, it goes lower.
    For the rest of us peons, ignorance of the law is no excuse.

  • Teresa

    Oh, for heaven’s sake, we are talking about Chicago here!

  • malclave

    “You kind of have to drop the standard for the first lady, right?”

    Good point. You can’t really hold the nobility to any standard of conduct. What kind of message would that send to the serfs?

  • Chisum

    Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

    ======================

    Perhaps FLOTUS should watch Meet The Press occasionally.

  • down with dems

    How do you prove unintentional violation of the law??? If she gets no punishment, then everyone will do this and claim they didn’t know. If she gets no punishment but others who commit the same crime DO get punished, it’s clearly inequality and a double standard of justice.

    But this is Chicago, so we know what will happen.

  • bg

    ++

    violated the law??

    no, no, no, you must be a RACIST!!

    ==

  • They won’t prosecute … I GAWRANTEE!

    Judgment Day Approaches!

    http://anechoicroom.blogspot.com/2010/04/judgement-day-approaches.html

  • Jane

    Ignorance of the law my foot. This woman is a lawyer from Illinois. If she’s that ignorant of the law she should be disbarred. We haven’t forgotten that the man she’s stumping for is suing Arizona for POTENTIALLY breaking laws. The 112th Congress should censure her AND Tea Party voters should sue her since the State won’t do anything.

  • Jean

    Even she can’t stop the wave.

  • Barry S.

    Laws? We don’t care about no stinking laws!

  • Joel

    Ha, ha…if you think any liberal gives a care about this your wrong.

    There are enough other issues that do matter to the left and they will let their displeasure with ‘Barack’ be know come election night.

    And it will be quite enjoyable watching the talking heads explain why it happened.

  • Ginger

    She’s not the first lady….she’s a FRAUD!

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  • There’s NO WAY you can spend as much time running for office and working on political campaigns over the last ten years, as these two have, and be ignorant of this most basic of basic election laws.

    NO. WAY.

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  • Valerie

    If Mrs. Obama didn’t know she was breaking the law, she was the only person in the room, and the only lawyer in the United States, that did not.

    But then, she probably didn’t initiate the conversation, and it probably didn’t last long. There are very few things she could have said that wouldn’t have been a violation, and I hope she had the good sense to move on out reasonably quickly.

  • Ginger

    Jane

    She has already been disbarred several years ago. Insurance fraud is what I hear

    Barry was disbarred also. Reason….Unknown. Another cover up. I heard he lied on his application to practice law.

    Question: Have you ever gone by another name? He put no.. but has gone by several names. Orly can tell you all his names.

  • gus

    SHE IS NOT A LAWYER. SHE HAD TO TURN HER LICENSE IN IN 1993.

    Wouldn’t that be an interesting story for the LAMESTREAMERS.

    Big Butt Obama is 46. Born in Jan 64. She lost her license in 93. Do the MATH.
    She was working WITHOUT a LAW LICENSE for years. QUITE INTERESTING HUH?

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=105998

  • bg

    ++

    Jane @ 4:59 pm #15

    Michelle hasn’t had a license
    since 93, Barack since 02..

    ergo, any charges against them that would
    result in debarment would be null & void..

    iow: they are off the hook..

    ==

  • How many black panthers were with her?

  • Ginger

    Are we paying for her to vote early? And why did she vote early? Is she going to vote in every state she goes while campaigning for Barry?

  • Ginger
    October 14th, 2010 | 5:16 pm | #24

    Yep, Khalid Sheikh Obama … resigned from the Illinois Bar, rather than face prosecution for perjury (on his Illinois Bar application).

  • Ginger

    Elmo

    You think that the Illinois Bar will be one of Issac’s suponias? Might be a lot of lawyers who works there suddenly die and documents lost!

  • Multitude

    Remind us again, what terrible crime did Martha Stewart commit which caused her to have to go to prison for five months?

    Interfering with Federal election law? Filing cooked financial statements? Or something horribly more serious like… having a faulty memory in a deposition?

    We wanna see Michelle Antoinette Obama do the perp walk and serve hard time!

  • mark

    So while Michelle O is breaking Illinois law trying to swing votes in a polling station, Illinois is also denying the voting rights of our soldiers by not sending them ballots within the required timeframe. (same as NY) I already smell fraud brewing…and it’s early. Imagine the stench next week and the week after that.

  • Ratt

    Imagine if Palin had done this.

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  • aro5o75

    Ratt
    October 14th, 2010 | 5:55 pm | #33
    Imagine if Palin had done this.
    ========================

    The National Guard would have been called out.
    ……possibly NATO.

  • Joanne

    “I mean, she’s pretty well liked and probably doesn’t know what she’s doing.”

    You mean by wanting to keep her husband’s agenda going, I take it. Hah.

    The woman was a lawyer – she should know some basic law.

  • Ginger

    “Was”……. a lawyer!!!!!!!!

  • Bambi’s going on vacation … again!

    From my above first link:

    “Kinsolving asked a second question, about Obama’s plans to travel to the Far East immediately after the November election. ‘Why did the president schedule a 12-day trip to the Far East, beginning Nov. 4, instead of remaining home in the possibility of the need for a major Democrat rebuilding’, he asked.

    Gibbs said the U.S. relationship with the world is ‘tremendously important’ in light of the nation’s need to grow its economy. Besides, he said, ‘I don’t think we’re going to need to do that (rebuild)’.”

    Might agree witcha there Gibby …. no point in raising the Titanic … after it’s sunk!

  • Imagine if Palin had done this.

    Jimmy Carter would be sent in by the UN to investigate voter fraud.

  • aro5o75

    It’s tough for MO….

    Being a radical Marxist revolutionary(and the FLOTUS) when all the worlds eyes are on her, puts her– well…….with all the worlds eyes on her.

  • bitterclinger

    Laws only apply to the little people, not Aunt Esther look-a-likes!

  • Ginger

    Maybe hes going home to Kenya to STAY!
    Fingers crossed.

  • Donh

    Michelle also pandered to the hood by dressing up like Esther Rolle of Goodtimes. That dress looks off the Salvation Army rack .

  • pst314

    Arrogant scum thinks she is above the law.

    (But then, you can’t expect better from a leftist.)

  • LL

    DOJ has specified that no negroes can be prosecuted for criminal conduct at a voting place, so I believe that means that Michelle gets a pass!

    All pigs are equal but some are more equal than others…

  • Militant Conservative

    I guess that means I have to start obeying the law now. NOT, I’m just as big an offender as the leadership, see how this works? If the leaders flaunt the law so do I. We’re talking sociatal collapse due to the ignoring of the rule of law. Been ignoring for about a year now. Quite liberating, criminal activity is quite free ya know. Rules were meant to keep us from denegrating to chaos. Here it comes baby, are you prepared? powder is dry come on in the water is warm.

  • KR

    “She probably didn’t know what she was doing.”

    I learned of voting rules/laws years ago by reading the newspaper.

    Katie Couric needs to ask Moochelle what newspapers she reads.

    Yeah, what if Sarah Palin had done this…
    The msm would never let it go.

  • bg

    ++

    mark @ 5:52 pm #32

    Military Ballots May Not Be Counted In Illinois

    [The Justice Department settled a case with New Mexico
    Tuesday where six counties failed to mail ballots by the deadline.

    Overseas ballots could be a deciding factor in Illinois’ mid-term elections where recent polls show a tight U.S. Senate race between Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias. Republican Bill Brady has an edge over Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn for governor.]

    New York Violating MOVE Act

    [More than one week after its extended deadline, New York still hasn’t mailed out absentee ballots to all its 320,000 military servicemen and women and overseas voters, in clear violation of the MOVE Act, FoxNews.com has learned.]

    Broken Faith

    [The Military Voted Protection (MVP) Project has filed a complaint, saying that seven states are at least partially violating it. Their complaint points fingers at Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Indiana, Nevada, and New Mexico.

    Further, North Carolina and New York are also apparently assing around with the law.

    I recall that the instant I decided that no way in hell should Al Gore EVER be granted any position of power or authority in this or any lifetime: it was during the Florida mess in the 2000 election, when Gore’s campaign prepared and sent out a memo to its agents on how to find technicalities and other flaws in military ballots to get them disqualified. The logic was clear: the military tends to vote Republican, so any disqualified ballot would most likely be for Bush.

    So here are thousands and thousands of American citizens, serving their nation, making tremendous sacrifices, and being deprived of not only one of the most fundamental rights of citizenship, but depriving them of their only chance to influence the government that commands their loyalty.

    And what is the Obama administration doing about it? What is the Holder Justice Department doing about it?

    As we’ve all learned, not a hell of a lot. The voting rights division of the Obama/Holder regime’s Justice Department doesn’t recognize any threatened voting rights except by certain protected minorities. White people, military service members — they’re simply not important enough to merit protection. So they’ve granted waivers to Alaska, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Nevada, North Dakota, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, allowing them to get around having broken the law. They’re also suing New York, Wisconsin, and Guam to get them to get off their asses and let their citizens vote.

    Of course, at this point, any settlement or finding will likely come too late for military voters this year. Oh, well. Maybe they’ll iron out the bugs come 2012.]

    but dead people, dogs & Disney characters
    can vote, anyone noticing a pattern here??

    and America is silent.. *sigh*

    SHAME ON US!!

    ==

  • pm

    The Clintons and The Obamas.

    Why is there a person out there willing to call himself a Democrat?

    They perfectly represent that party: sick, selfish people.

  • Olga Centura

    Let them eat cake.

  • DaveinPhoenix

    “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.”

    –That’s okay, he doesn’t know what he’s doing either…and no one likes him except the facists and the muslims:)

  • arab mole

    The Black Pathers sent her..another vacation?? I say investigate her! File charges!

  • garrettc

    And why weren’t the election judges doing their jobs to intervene? I have to do it several times a day at every election. It’s no big deal. Just dfo your job.

  • wanumba

    Guess her Princeton fancy pants degree didn’t require reading skills, either. There are signs up at polling places marking the legal boundaries for keeping one’s politicking distance.

    Oh, Chicago, First Ladyship. Maybe they just took those pesky rules signs down for a few minutes just for her.

  • AuntieMadder

    The First Wookie broke the law? I’m shocked, I tell you. Shocked!

  • AuntieMadder

    Why did she vote in IL when she’s resided in Washington, DC for the last 18 months?

  • big L

    can’t the absentees be fedexed to the various posts or therearea lot ofwalthy peeople with private jets. Can’t the ballots be flown over there.

  • Buffalobob

    Mybell, ” the good folks at acorn said it was ok.

  • DaMav

    A ‘brilliant lawyer’ involved deeply in politics for over a decade but she was ignorant of one of the basic laws that rookie gotv volunteers are aware of.

    And other than Fox, the media seems to be taking the usual ‘see no evil, hear no evil’ approach and ignoring it.

  • nick

    The DOJ says its OK to do that, as long as it is clear that you are intimidating for right side. Was she wearing designer, paramilitary battle fatigues and brandishing a baton? If so, she’s a Dem and safe as houses.

  • Rock

    So either the Secret Service detail protecting the First Lady where not, or they let her break the law. Stop with the excuses, any high school grad knows such activities are against the law. I have said early on that this election would have to be watched closely. if any have any doubt now, I do not know what prove is required. As important as this November is we must insure a honest election, and any hint of fraud must be addressed. Just understand once Socialist get a grip on any nation they will use whatever tactic secures that control. The New Black Panther case, and how many ACORN questions in 2008 ignored and now the First Lady using her position and status while violating the law.

  • Rock

    A added thought here, your about to go and vote and the First Lady surrounded by men with guns is telling you how important it is to keep her husband in office. While DC Bob just keeps flapping his lips and doing the Oval Office two step.

  • Just_Saying

    “I mean, she’s pretty well liked…”

    The right to violate the law is not tied to popularity! [Not to mention that she’s not that well-liked…]

    Prosecute her!!
    .

  • Mueller

    It is against the law for ANYBODY to electioneer within 100 feet of a polling place in Illinois.That includes signs as well. As a matter of fact it is usually posted on the door of the polling place.

  • Centaur7

    Han Solo was unavailable for comment.

  • GOP KICKS ASS

    But did she have fries with that cheeburger or carrot sticks?

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  • Eric Holder Jr.

    I will persecute the legal voter to the fullest extent of the law, starting with Arizona.

  • AuntieMadder

    Still, I’d like to know if it’s legal for the First Wookie to vote in IL races when she’s resided in Washington, DC for the last 18 months. As I recall, a big deal was made of GW Bush while he was in office, using the address of his home in Texas as his residence because there’s no state income tax in Texas.

  • Rock

    Try this picture, your about to go into vote and the Presidents wife surrounded by men with guns expresses her desire that her husbands agenda should be protected. What could go wrong?

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  • Since when did it matter that any of the Obama’s actually followed the LAW?

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  • Michael Cowan

    More fake Fox News to feed the pundits.

    Here is Palin doing it
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj0fyuidmC4

    Here is Charles Djou doing it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kKlxVO_ow0

    Its just garbage .. it had no effect, was not intentional and even fox news admits there is no actual proof .. just someones word.

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