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#2925173 - 08/29/12 04:59 PM U of C violates election law
Crappie Luck Moderator
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Public university offered course credit to campaign for Obama, may have violated election law


A public university in Colorado offered course credit to students to volunteer on President Obama’s reelection campaign, Campus Reform learned on Tuesday.

The offer, which has since been retracted, appears to have violated the Colorado Fair Campaign Practices Act, section 1-45-117, which bans the use of public resources for “campaigns involving the nomination, retention, or election of any person to any public office.”

Adams State University posted the opportunity late last week on its website stating: “The Obama Campaign Internship (GOVT 279 Presidential Election Internship) will be a 12 week long organizing internship for the Obama Campaign.”

No similar offer was made for students to participate on the presidential campaign for Mitt Romney, who is the Republican nominee for the White House.

http://www.campusreform.org/blog/?ID=3148
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#2925265 - 08/29/12 06:03 PM Re: U of C violates election law [Re: Crappie Luck]
BMan
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Partisan political activities for credit?

That's part of the normal curriculum in schools today!
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