A candidate for the Knox County (TN) commission attempted to conduct a novel giveaway at the polls during yesterday’s primary election.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Democratic candidate Amy Broyles wanted to "distribute school supplies for children at polling stations."
Continuing, "Broyles said there were no campaign messages on any of the supplies. After word of the idea was circulated, Broyles said donations arrived from all over the county. She said ‘about $800’ worth of supplies were purchased.
But, "After we started buying supplies, then we got word that it might not be such a good idea," Broyles told the News Sentinel.
She now plans to deliver the supplies directly to schools in her district, instead of at polling locations.