Fine for him to go in and thank the poll workers--good politics. But Yarone should've took his campaign button off. You know you have to take your paraphernalia off before you enter a polling place, Yarone.
You are famous!! Rick Earle you kick butt x 10.
Megan Jones needs you to go on the record. Will your cover be blown? Will you do this give your newfound friendship with Matt H?
Who is Megan Jones?
Ex WTAE reporter, attorney and Mark DeSantis campaign manager. And she's hot.
Turned out to be a pretty big non issue.I really don't see what was so wrong.Just about all the polling places has something like this going on.I'm not so sure that Luke was doing any harm here. If I understand correctly each of the candidates have a right to be there.
I would welcome an authoritative argument to the contrary, if it exists, but short of that:(1) a candidate is permitted to be within a polling place (a) to vote, (b) to act as a properly authorized poll watcher (alone, with a certificate, without another poll watcher present for that candidate) and (c) for no other reason, period(2) electioneering by anyone within a polling place is unlawful, even if the person is lawfully present; if anyone wore a campaign button, gladhanded, etc., with a polling place, he was committing a crimeIf your understanding is based on a lawyer's opinion, Matt, I strongly encourage you not to rely on that lawyer's advice anymore. If not, what IS the basis for your "understanding?" Just for kicks, does anyone have a citation to the Election Code supporting the claim that a candidate (or anyone else other than an elections workers, poll watcher, voter, or in limited circumstances an officer of the peace) can be within a polling place during the election for any reason, let alone to engage in electioneering?Didn't think so. By the way, Agent Ska: You appear to have identified a problem that seems to have evaded the attention of the media, many elections workers, the political parties, some candidates and the elections court. It's a race of cripples in some respects, perhaps emblematic of the dysfunction that is today's City of Pittsburgh, but you appear to have been the fleetest. Way to go!
I know that people not voting at a polling place or who are not working, inside, at the polling tables, are NOT allowed inside.Outside, yes, but even I know this inside/outside law, and I'm not a lawyer.
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