Sanders Campaign: Clinton Is ‘Infiltrating’ Iowa Caucus With Out-of-State Staffers

WATERLOO, IA - JANUARY 31: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) greets supporters as he arrives at a campaign event at Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center January 31, 2016 in Waterloo, Iowa. Sanders continues to seek support for the Democratic nomination prior to the Iowa caucus on February …

The Bernie Sanders campaign is claiming that Hillary Clinton is “infiltrating” Monday’s Iowa caucus with paid out-of-state workers in a last-ditch effort to mobilize pro-Clinton voters.

Sanders’ campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, said that the Clinton campaign is “infiltrating the caucuses with out-of-state paid staffers,” according to Yahoo News.

Weaver cited a letter that a Sanders supporter in Hawarden, Iowa, received from the Clinton campaign that named a man named Morgan Luther as the Clinton precinct captain, even though Luther is not a resident of the state of Iowa.

“Coming from Sioux City into the Hawarden caucus and trying to influence the voters in the Hawarden caucus, I don’t know what the rules are, but it certainly is irregular,” the man who received the letter told Yahoo News.

Using out-of-state precinct captains is not against the rules.

Clinton is running neck-in-neck in Iowa with Sanders, who has pulled to within the margin of error in both the Iowa State University/WHO-HD poll and also the final Des Moines Register poll.

Sanders held a concert Saturday night in the college town of Iowa City with the band ‘Vampire Weekend.’ Bill Clinton was in Iowa City Sunday at a smaller event.


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