Once again, a school district is apparently wearing its leftist affiliation with pride as Democrat operatives were allowed to influence students at several campuses that denied similar admittance to Republicans.
A spokesperson for the Florida district admitted that volunteers from the liberal organization Organizing for America “did register students to vote”, and reports indicate at least one recruiter, a former teacher, made pro-Obama speeches to six separate classrooms.
The county Republican Party’s lawyer stated that sources for the group falsely identified themselves as non-partisan local elections office workers. This claim was disputed by the school, but internal emails appear to support the allegation.
School administration must have known that something was fishy about the situation, though, because when Republicans requested the same courtesy, sources say the school declined “because that would indeed be an additional violation of board policy.”
Of course, that implicitly means that the school would rather violate its own policy by allowing one party undue influence than to make a serious attempt at allowing equal access by both sides.
To their credit, school staff actually invited a state GOP official to speak to many of the same students in an effort to provide balance. That invitation was rescinded – twice – based on the recommendation of the school board’s attorney.
“I was concerned that the remedy … is not to have another wrong to mitigate it,” he said.
The incident led the local Republican executive committee to file a complaint with the Florida Elections Commission, accusing that the group deceptively gained access to the school.
Desperate Democrats realize that they must deceive future generations — on the hook to pay for reckless spending by today’s politicians — or risk being forever relegated to the status of an inconsequential party.
The silver lining, though, is found in diligent patriots across this nation on the lookout for such dishonest methods.
B. Christopher Agee founded The Informed Conservative in 2011. Like his Facebook page for engaging, relevant conservative content daily.
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