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Re: Q: guidelines for post-campaign period?

Nathanael Nerode <neroden@twcny.rr.com> writes:

> Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:
> > 
> >> It's reasonably common in real life voting to limit campaigning in the
> >> days before the actual election.
> > 
> > Huh?  In this country it's certainly not.
> In the US, campaigning is prohibited within 50 feet of a polling place on
> election day, and no alcoholic beverages can be served on election day in
> most states.  Those are very small limits compared to other countries, but
> they are intended as limits on abusive campaigining during the voting
> period.

The details actually vary, but the point is that there is no
*time-based* limitation.  Indeed, campaigning is predictably heavy on
the last few days and the day itself.

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