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Will Hillary Clinton be wearing an ear bug at tonight’s debate?
Quite possibly, and the story below should go viral before she does.
It’s a legitimate concern, especially considering Hillary Clinton’s three-decade-long record for lies and deception.
But when one conscientious citizen asked the FEC to confirm that candidates would not be allowed to cheat by wearing a bug, here is what he received back.
“Good afternoon, my name is Ruth Heilizer and I am an attorney with the Federal Election Commission (“FEC” or “Commission”). I have been asked to respond to your email to FEC Chairman Petersen regarding your suggestion that presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump be prohibited from wearing ear microphones during the upcoming presidential debates.
The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (“Act”) and Commission regulations require that the contents of a complaint meet certain specific requirements. In particular, a complaint be in writing, sworn to and signed in the presence of a notary public and notarized. Unfortunately, your email did not meet these requirements.
If you wish to file a formal complaint with the Commission, you must follow the requirements set forth in the Act at 52 U.S.C. § 30109(a)(1) and Commission regulations. Requirements of this section of the law, and Commission regulations at 11 C.F.R. § 111.4, which are a prerequisite to Commission action, are detailed below: …”
Persistent citizen Laurence B. gave it one more try:
“As a lawyer, I’m sure you can differentiate between a complaint, and a request for a clear statement of rules. My email is seeking the latter. … I would be very grateful if you could let me know whether or not there is a clear rule prohibiting candidates from wearing ear mics and if so, whether or not it is your intention to enforce that rule.
He has yet to receive a response.
Good luck with that, teabagger.
The Federal Election Commission has ways of dealing with troublemakers like you.
You’ll take your legalese non-answer answer and like it.
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One more thing for Donald Trump to remember tonight: Turn in profile to the cameras and show that he has clean ears, and then ask Lester Holt to have Hillary to do the same.
Just to be sure no one forgot to bring along that fabled Hillary Clinton transparency.
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