Billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer was spotted on the campus of Cal State University, Fullerton, attempting to register college students to vote. Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t having much luck with students who told him voting just didn’t interest them — not the best results of a $33 million pledge to engage young voters in 11 states.
In Texas, one political science professor allegedly decided a great way to encourage his students to get out and vote was to offer them extra credit for doing so, while adding to his Facebook post, “We must show up for Beto to paint Texas blue.”
Del Mar College professor being looked into after questionable Facebook post saying “I am offering extra credit for students for voting beginning tomorrow! We must show up for Beto to paint Texas blue!” People like this don’t belong on the state payroll. https://t.co/lz4Dfm9zlh
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 23, 2018
A viewer sent KRIS 6 News a screenshot of the Facebook post. Professor Adrian Clark had also recently changed his profile photo to one of him posing with Beto O’Rourke, with the “Beto for Senate” logo overlaid. Sounds like he had a vested interest in his students’ votes.
Claudia Jackson, Del Mar’s executive director of strategic communication and government relations, released a statement on the situation this afternoon. “The College is aware of a post made by an employee on a non-College, social media site offering extra class credit for voting in the upcoming election. The message was not posted on behalf of the College. The College has clarified that no extra credit should be offered or granted for voting in any election.”
Like Abbott said, “People like this don’t belong on the state payroll.”
Way to go Governor Abbott. That's why I voted for you. Keep it all honest.
— Richard Waters Jr (@rockoh2o) October 23, 2018
HUGE problem today…self important "professors" teaching thier opinion instead of the curriculum.
— Papa (@ProundPapa) October 23, 2018
Agreed. My daughter’s English professor is quite vocal about her political views and which politicians she prefers. She should be teaching her how to write, not telling her who she should vote for.
— KLA (@TXScoutMama) October 23, 2018
Savage… and true. Stop the indoctrination, people need to be taught how to evaluate facts and think for themselves.
— Tim (@WrightTimothyj) October 23, 2018
Good. No business being in colleges pushing their beliefs. Schools need to have this crap rooted out.
— Allan Scott (@commonguy123) October 23, 2018
Nice to see educators teaching kids to think for themselves.
— Russell H. Withers (@RussellHWithers) October 23, 2018
Long overdue looking into acts like these that unfortunately have been occurring for years
— Pitufos25 (@Garza2552Garza) October 23, 2018
Campaigning on our dime.
— SuzyQ (@osuzyq58) October 23, 2018
That's not questionable. That's blatant reward for voting Democratic and collusion at least.
— marlene DeLisio (@N6999tMeme) October 23, 2018
Isn't paying anything or giving anything to someone to vote for a certain person illegal?
— M.J (@Paradoxbydesign) October 23, 2018
Definitely an ethical abuse of his position.
— Ryan Beguhn (@RyanBeguhn) October 23, 2018
Remember class, a vote for Beto is a vote for Deep State corruption so I can keep my job brainwashing students like you.
— Heather Harrison (@hkharrison70) October 23, 2018
Governor: this is not isolated. It is widespread, and at the high school senior level too.
— Michael Mitchell (@BluesPastor) October 23, 2018
Maybe because it's been so long since I have been in school, but seriously.. extra credit in college? Seems like that should stop around 8th grade. I've been checking with my Director at work to see how I can get extra credit around the office.
— Dave Calderwood (@calderwd) October 23, 2018
How about forgetting about extra credit and letting adults decide for themselves if they’re going to vote or not? Someone sounds desperate to get young Democrats to the polls.
‘Finally’: Reuters video shows celebrities speaking out about politics ahead of midterms https://t.co/h43E9VSPWP
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 18, 2018