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Obama Activists Electioneer and Intimidate at Colorado State University Campus

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Obama activists on the Colorado State University (CSU) Campus were seen electioneering for the president and attempting to intimidate voters not supporting Obama on November 6. Volunteers working with True The Vote in Colorado have reported multiple instances of Obama activists electioneering inside the statutory 100 foot boundary at polling locations on the CSU campus.

As voters came to the CSU polling location at 500 University Avenue in Fort Collins, they were confronted by liberal activists supporting Obama and asking who they planned to vote for. Voters who replied that they were going to vote for Obama were greeted with high fives and cheers, as well as being personally walked into the polling location. In contrast, those who indicated support for Romney were surrounded by additional Obama activists and badgered with additional questions.

In addition to the intimidation and electioneering efforts, TTV volunteers also report instances of “student media” being allowed into the polling location with cameras in tow.

Other oddities found by Media Trackers at the CSU campus polling location include a poster offering free pizza for those who have voted and a poster for a Latino art and culture event sponsored by La Raza CSU - both of which were placed directly above the polling location signs.

According to reports from the TTV volunteers, at least some of the Obama activists on the campus were flown to Colorado from Rhode Island.

Representatives of “Election Protection,” an organization partnered with the NEA, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), AFL-CIO, United Steelworkers, American Federation of Teachers, National Council of La Raza, Rock the Vote, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Common Cause, ProgressNow, Sierra Club, and Human Rights Campaign, were also present at the CSU polling location.

As reported previously by Media Trackers Ohio, Election Protection went on the attack against privately-funded billboards in other states warning that voter fraud is a felony. Election Protection is also partnered with Project Vote, a long time affiliate of the now-defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).

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