A Texas college professor is being investigated for offering extra credit to her students for voting for Beto O’Rourke.
Adrian Clark is a political science professor at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. She posted to Facebook that students who vote would get extra credit and she strongly supports Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, who is currently battling with incumbent Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).
“I am offering extra credit for my students for voting beginning tomorrow! We must show up for Beto to paint Texas blue!” Clark wrote.
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Del Mar’s executive director of strategic communication and government relations, Claudia Jackson, made a statement on Tuesday on Facebook with regard to the issue at hand. “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,” Jackson said.
“The message was not posted on behalf of the College,” Jackson continued. “The College has clarified that no extra credit should be offered or granted for voting in any election.”
“The College takes seriously institutional policy and State law regarding requirements to remain neutral in all partisan political activities, issues, speeches and campaigns. The College and its employees will abide by all state, local, and federal laws regarding public speech, campaigning, and other political activities. Additionally, the College does not comment on internal personnel matters”
With midterms already underway, Democrats are willing to do almost anything to gain Senate and House seats.