For a candidate who bases his campaign on the issue of crime, it’s been a sloppy social media week for Patrick Arnold’s mayoral campaign in Manchester. We’ve already reported that Arnold had a web video removed from YouTube due to a copyright violation. It now appears as though the Arnold campaign has broken the law again by tweeting out a photograph of the city ballot.
According to the Nashua Telegraph, Assistant Secretary of State Karen Ladd says it is a misdemeanor to take a picture of a ballot and share it on social media.
Arnold’s campaign disavows any knowledge of the illegal tweet. But NH Journal has obtained a screen cap of the tweet from Liz Kulig, the Manchester Democrat Chair, which was retweeted by Arnold himself.
The New Hampshire Republican Party says Arnold’s frequent brushes with election law make him a “serial offender.”
— NHGOP (@NHGOP) September 17, 2013