The famous American singer Justin Timberlake will escape punishment for being in violation of the law did their photos at a polling station during early voting in the presidential election in the United States.
Earlier, the TV channel CNN reported that Timberlake recently arrived in his native Tennessee, where he exercised the right of early voting. Selfie taken at the site, he posted on his Intagram. In the description of the published photos of Timberlake urged his followers to vote in the upcoming elections. He recommended readers to know whether early voting in their cities, and if not – then come November 8.
After that in Prosecutor’s office of Shelby County, CNN said that the information about the photo Timberlake is “under consideration” for the offense, the offender may be imprisoned for a period of 30 days or a fine of $ 50.
However, once information is widely dispersed in the media, the comment made personally by the Shelby County Prosecutor Amy Weirich. She stressed that the statement of the Prosecutor’s office was published without her knowledge and untrue. According to her, “no one in the office of the Prosecutor is not pursuing at the moment, the investigation” regarding possible violations of the law by singer, and “nobody will spend our limited resources” for this in the future, quoted by TASS.
Neither the election Commission nor the observers nor the police filed a complaint against the behaviour Timberlake on the site.
Last year, Tennessee banned the use of mobile phones, in particular to take pictures or videos at the polls. The only exception is due to informational purposes, and voters in making a choice.
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