And where Bill goes the press follows. He also has a Secret Service contingent. Election chicanery happens outside the glare of the spotlight.
Well, as I said above, Bob Shrum has admitted that the Gore campaign used this very tactic against Bradley in the 2000 primaries. This isn't some fringe idea; it's a real thing that happened, and the guy who did it is campaigning with Bill right now.
However given no other data than the video and the post the only way I have to judge the poster is by his words. I found two sources, a Boston news outlet and the NYT and neither said much about it.
I've seen a number of corroborating accounts on Reddit in the past couple hours (make of that what you will), but as yet none that have been verified by the media. One example:
As a Massachusetts voter, this is simply appalling.
Friends in New Bedford called to tell me about this, wicked pissed that they were completely blocked from voting as they only had a short window away from work (construction workers who used their lunch break to vote). Unfortunately they won't be able to vote after work due to having to pick up the kids from day care, get them home, feed them, etc.
Bernie Sanders just lost at least 3 votes from the guys in that crew, and I'd wager that this is reflective of other locals who were unable to vote. New Bedford is a working class community and MANY in that area were likely Sanders supporters.
Everyone here in Mass knows that you aren't allowed to stump anywhere near a polling location.
The fact that Marty Walsh (mayor of Boston) and the Mayor of New Bedford who are both Clinton supporters not only allowed, but assisted in this speaks volumes of the level of corruption all the way up, and all the way down.
It's unlikely that something as small as this could swing the election, but if you bear in mind the ridiculously close margin by which Florida was decided in 2000, it's not outside the realm of possibility. If Bernie loses by a few hundred votes here, I'm grabbing my pitchfork.
Exit the vampires' castle.