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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:25 AM

SCOTUS strikes down MN law banning wearing of political apparel while voting.

7-2 vote. Breyer and Sotomayor dissent

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Reply SCOTUS strikes down MN law banning wearing of political apparel while voting. (Original post)
brooklynite Jun 14 OP
Lochloosa Jun 14 #1
TheBlackAdder Jun 14 #2
NurseJackie Jun 14 #3
Orsino Jun 14 #5
Hoyt Jun 14 #4

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:35 AM

1. Never understood why this would be an issue.

Florida has the same restrictions.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:39 AM

2. Make T-Shirts: Enemies of Trump (Canada & EU Nations) Friends of Trump (Russia, DPRK, China, Saudis)

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And on the Enemy side, have an evil and angry Trump face. On the Friends side, have a happy Trump face.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:45 AM

3. Does this open the door for electioneering within the voting venue?

Does this open the door for electioneering within the voting venue? At what point will the campaign volunteers be prohibited from pestering people who are trying to complete their ballot?

Define "political apparel". Are wearable sandwich boards allowed?

This is a mistake. There's a reason that (at least in our state) there is a well-defined perimeter at polling places that are clearly marked with signs that state "No Electioneering Beyond This Point".

People deserve to vote without being distracted and harassed.

My polling place is in a library, and people are instinctively quiet in there. Not a lot of loud and boisterous chatter among people in line (outside) and after entering the library, the volume of discussions and interactions drop to a whisper.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:51 AM

5. Only for those unscrupulous enough to try such a thing.

In other words, fuck, yeah.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:46 AM

4. Haven't read decision, but I kind of like standing in line without voters wearing confederate flags

and similar BS supporting their white wing candidates. I'm in a big red state. Also liked not having people handing out white wing propaganda, wearing robes, etc., within a 100 yards or so of polling place. I'm sure it goes both ways too.

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