all may have read in the paper that the Democrats are going to hand out
water and box lunches and provide chairs on election day. While this
may seem like vote influencing (it is) there's a gray area. First, they
must hand them out to everyone. Period. ANYONE who wants one should be
provided one. The bottled water, box lunches and chairs cannot have any
campaign literature on them. If they do, they must be 200 feet from the
polling location. AND voters cannot bring the bottles or box lunches
into the polling place.
here's the plan.....please keep you eye out for this. We will know
pretty early whether or not there's any campaign literature on them.
Second, I'm asking everyone to get a box lunch and a bottled water. If
you don't want it, take to a homeless shelter. Go in groups and collect
a bunch of them. Then donate them. We would like to get as many of
these off the street as possible. Go to precincts other than the one
you vote at and collect them. AND if they refuse to give you one,
please let us know quickly. You can call me on my cell 296-3105 or
Linda Butler Johnson 696-7898 or Mark Hartley 224-5142.
Chairman Charleston County Republican Party
We called the number and verified that it was Lin Bennett. The place they "may have read" it in the paper is Post and Courier reporter Robert Behre's story in which Lowcountry Democrats revealed their get-out-the-vote strategy. Read it on Charleston.net.