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2016 Election Education

Professor Sends Students Emails to Support Hillary…Claims he Was Hacked

Campus Reform
Written by Campus Reform

A professor at California State Polytechnic Institute appears to have lied about his email being hacked after sending a message to his students asking them to vote for Hillary Clinton.

Prof. Billy Riggs initially denied sending the message, claiming that his email account had been hacked, but the developers of the app that was used to send the message claim his account was never compromised.

Cal Poly says it will investigate the issue to determine whether Riggs violated any university policies by using a school email list for political activity. A professor at California State Polytechnic Institute appears to have lied about his email being hacked after sending a message to his students asking them to vote for Hillary Clinton.

Billy Riggs, an assistant professor of City & Regional Planning at Cal Poly, sent an email to his entire department Sunday pledging his support for Hillary Clinton and asking students and colleagues to do the same. The email was sent through “Brigade,” a mobile app that matches users to candidates based on how they respond to political questions.

“Billy has pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton…Billy wants you to pledge to vote for Hillary Clinton.”    

“Billy has pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton on Brigade, the world’s first voter network. Join them and pledge your vote, learn about issues, and take positions. Billy wants you to pledge to vote for Hillary Clinton,” the email read.

In an email to Campus Reform, Riggs claimed that his account was hacked and that he did not send the pledge.

“I became aware yesterday that my email had been hacked through a compromised account from a third-party service. This was sent without my authorization or knowledge, and we have been…

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