Michael Moore should probably keep the underwear for himself, but he doesn't neet the food


Michigan GOP says Michael Moore tried to buy votes with underwear

Tuesday, October 5, 2004


The Michigan Republican Party wants filmmaker Michael Moore prosecuted for giving college students packets of underwear and noodles in return for their promise to vote.

GOP Executive Director Greg McNeilly made the request Tuesday to Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III after last week’s visit to Michigan State University of Moore’s “Slacker Uprising Tour.”

During his appearance at MSU and elsewhere on campuses around the country, Moore has been passing out underwear, food and even promises to clean dorm rooms in exchange for a commitment to vote in the presidential election with the goal of ousting President George W. Bush.

In the complaint filed with Dunnings, McNeilly cites a provision of the Michigan Election Code which prohibits the exchange of valuable consideration for “voting or agreeing to vote, or inducing or attempting to induce another to vote, at an election.”

Dunnings, a Democrat, could not be reached immediately for comment.

GOP spokesman Chris Paolino said the party is not trying to discourage voting by college students, even those attracted to Moore’s brand of politics.

“But this is a serious question of the integrity of the election process,” he said. “It’s no different than offering someone a carton of cigarettes and a ride to the polls on election day. It’s against the law.”

Moore could not be reached for comment.