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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:17 PM

"[W]hen standing in line to vote DO NOT WEAR ANYTHING REMOTELY POLITICAL."


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Reply "[W]hen standing in line to vote DO NOT WEAR ANYTHING REMOTELY POLITICAL." (Original post)
Nevilledog Sep 19 OP
dameatball Sep 19 #1
Nevilledog Sep 19 #3
Thekaspervote Sep 19 #5
Nevilledog Sep 19 #10
Texin Sep 19 #35
Hortensis Sep 20 #76
Renew Deal Sep 19 #18
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jorgevlorgan Sep 19 #28
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Rice4VP Sep 19 #49
Meowmee Sep 19 #60
PTWB Sep 19 #43
dameatball Sep 19 #7
TheBlackAdder Sep 19 #8
Nevilledog Sep 19 #12
TheBlackAdder Sep 19 #17
cwydro Sep 19 #29
Nevilledog Sep 19 #30
tavernier Sep 19 #47
JHB Sep 19 #50
Nevilledog Sep 19 #57
Martin Eden Sep 19 #2
LakeArenal Sep 19 #4
Martin Eden Sep 19 #9
LakeArenal Sep 19 #14
Martin Eden Sep 19 #16
Karma13612 Sep 19 #21
Rorey Sep 19 #36
niyad Sep 19 #37
AZ8theist Sep 19 #38
niyad Sep 19 #40
Meowmee Sep 19 #61
SharonClark Sep 19 #19
Martin Eden Sep 19 #22
bdamomma Sep 19 #6
Zing Zing Zingbah Sep 19 #15
Roland99 Sep 19 #11
stopdiggin Sep 19 #13
2naSalit Sep 19 #20
brewens Sep 19 #23
OhioBlue Sep 20 #73
marked50 Sep 19 #24
Blue_true Sep 19 #25
mtngirl47 Sep 19 #26
Traildogbob Sep 19 #27
Submariner Sep 19 #55
Traildogbob Sep 19 #58
Wednesdays Sep 20 #71
Traildogbob Sep 20 #72
Aerator Sep 19 #31
ahoysrcsm Sep 20 #67
TexasBushwhacker Sep 20 #75
appleannie1 Sep 19 #33
DeminPennswoods Sep 19 #51
appleannie1 Sep 19 #59
DeminPennswoods Sep 20 #63
sobenji Sep 19 #34
Rorey Sep 19 #39
yaesu Sep 19 #41
Marthe48 Sep 19 #42
demigal Sep 19 #44
SunSeeker Sep 19 #45
oldsoftie Sep 19 #46
RoccoRyg Sep 19 #48
RKP5637 Sep 19 #52
MarcA Sep 19 #53
Sunsky Sep 19 #54
IronLionZion Sep 19 #56
Meowmee Sep 19 #62
RBGForever Sep 20 #64
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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:27 PM

1. Where I live, wearing my mask will be pretty much a tipoff. But F'em anyway.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:29 PM

3. You could tell them you currently HAVE COVID and that's the only reason you're wearing one.

Hopefully they'd leave without voting!

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:31 PM

5. Oh I don't know about that one. If you have covid you aren't supposed to be out in public

They will use anything..

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:36 PM

10. Then a person should go all in and wear the Confederate flag somewhere on them.

Don't just be neutral, pretend to be on their side.

I won't have to do this as we vote by mail and I'm dropping it off at the elections office.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:12 PM

35. Well, yeah. But wouldn't that get YOU pulled out of line?

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Response to Texin (Reply #35)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 11:35 AM

76. So fortunately, both red and blue voters have been wearing masks

in voting lines.

In such touchy times, it is important to give those eager to be bad nothing to use. And good people nothing to require them to enforce the law rigidly. Even my new $15 blue donkey socks would be left home. Definitely not worth having to start all over again at the back of the line.

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:48 PM

18. Tell them you have COVID and you're dying to vote for Trump.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:37 PM

28. .

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:59 PM

32. You are good!

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:54 PM

49. .

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:30 PM

60. 😹

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:31 PM

43. I've coughed loudly on more than a few occasions through my mask...

When passing maskless folks in Trump apparel. It seems to be magical repellent.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:35 PM

7. It's worth a try. I expect that there will be some shenanigans, comments, etc., but in my small

town I doubt there will be much of an organized presence. If I'm wrong it will just suck a little more, but waiting it out and casting my vote will make up for it.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:36 PM

8. Yeah, I don't know about that. 😂😂😂

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:37 PM

12. A few not so discreet coughs work wonders!

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:46 PM

17. Now that's the trick! Even the biggest MAGAt 💩 will chicken 🐔 out and run away.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:39 PM

29. Discreet.

Homophones, but different meanings.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #29)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:46 PM

30. ...

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #30)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:48 PM

47. ...

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #30)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:56 PM

50. A preist, a minister, and a rabbit walk into a bar...

Bartender says to the rabbit "What'll ya have?"

The rabbit replies "I have no idea. I'm only here because of autocorrect."

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Response to JHB (Reply #50)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:40 PM

57. Ha!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:29 PM

2. I'll wear regular clothes and go as a 63 year old white man

They'll have no clue.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:31 PM

4. Don't wear a blue shirt!

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:36 PM

9. How about green?

On second thought, that might be construed as supporting a healthy environment.

I can't wear white after Labor Day, so I'll search my wardrobe for neutral colors.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:39 PM

14. Beware elephant grey!!!

Or something fashionable like these ladies.
Minus the trump lettering.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:41 PM

16. You do know ...

... that I can't un-see that.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:56 PM

21. Omg

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:15 PM

36. These should be sent to OrangeLoser

"Trump Boner Garage"???

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:16 PM

37. Self-loathing types, for sure.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:16 PM

38. Thanks for that....

NOW I will be injecting bleach.

IN MY EYES!!!

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:20 PM

40. These two people do realize that their god-king calls them disgusting, yes?

Now, where in the HELL is the mind bleach????????

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:34 PM

61. Omg they have to be fake🤯😹

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:53 PM

19. But if you act sane then they'll know you're a Democrat.

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Response to SharonClark (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:56 PM

22. I can't help but commit the most sane act within my power

Vote straight Democratic ticket.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:32 PM

6. I don't think

you are supposed show your affiliation to a Party, keep your choice private.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:40 PM

15. Right, you won't be allowed into vote wearing political stuff

You'll have to take it off, which might mean leaving and coming back. Basically, you'd be wasting your time.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:37 PM

11. I'll be wearing a BLUE shirt, BLUE jeans and a BLUE cap!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:37 PM

13. good reminder

polling station is NOT the place. Political campaigning or advertising is not allowed by law (for fairly obvious reasons). And besides that -- you're just being a jerk.
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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:55 PM

20. K&R!!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:57 PM

23. I'm wearing my Bubba Wallace #43 Nascar shirt. My story is that I always root for the Petty

car. Richard Petty is the king! Really, I don't give a flying rats assed fuck about Nascar! I just bought it to yank some chains!

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Response to brewens (Reply #23)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 11:00 AM

73. I need to find somebody decent that is #46 and get that jersey

Idc what sport.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:03 PM

24. When I worked at the polls a few years ago

there were instructions to not allow any political signs/clothing/etc within 100 feet of the entrance to the polling station. I was signing people into the process when I noticed a woman wearing a "W" pin. (it was 2004). I asked her to remove it. She got furious when I explained the reason. She ultimately didn't refuse and removed it but immediately after she voted she complained loudly to the Precinct Manager. He supported my position. She was one unhappy camper. Thought she was going to explode when I asked.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:09 PM

25. Unfortunately, just wearing a face mask has been made a political act by the right. nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:32 PM

26. I will be sitting at a table about 50' from the doors with a big Jackson County Democrats banner,

giving out sample ballots.

Call the police immediately if you are threatened or intimidated by someone.

Our sheriff is planning regular drive throughs at the early voting locations.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:36 PM

27. Can I wear

My US Navy DDG 18 Semmes hat with a loser sucker tee shirt.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #27)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:24 PM

55. Sure, I'm wearing my SS 319 Becuna hat

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Response to Submariner (Reply #55)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:11 PM

58. Damn sailor

I want that shirt. Really.....I want that shirt. It would pair perfect with my “Shut the F**k up Donnie”, face mask. Tell me where ya got it.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #71)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 10:54 AM

72. Thank you thank you

Cheers. Have as great a day as possible, with Trump, Graham, Turtle’s ass taking down democracy with a smirk. Men of their word. Every word is a lie, used to destroy the country. 3 assholes that gave themselves full power to destroy and entire country. My service was wasted time.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:49 PM

31. Harassing voters

The trumpets are out in Virginia at early voting sites in predominantly blue precincts waving their flags and harassing voters.You have to stand in line for hours and listen to their crap just to vote.

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Response to Aerator (Reply #31)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:44 AM

67. I wonder if the lines are going out the door, and everyone is required to social distance...

Can the "polling place" be extended to everyone standing in line to vote.

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Response to Aerator (Reply #31)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 11:23 AM

75. Why on Earth would they think that would work? N/t

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:05 PM

33. In my state it is illegal to wear anything like that to a polling place anyway.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #33)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:57 PM

51. You can wear it outside, but you have to remove or cover up

any political message as soon as you enter the poll. Bring a jacket, sweater, hoodie or other outerwear if you plan to wear a shirt/t-shirt with any sort of partisan/politcal slogan on it.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #51)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:28 PM

59. The poll where I worked you had to remove or cover it up before you entered.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #59)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:35 AM

63. My poll had a short hallway before entering

You could go inside, but had to cover or remove any political stuff before going inside to cast your actual vote.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:09 PM

34. Just wear blue

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:19 PM

39. This year, more than any other, I'm so glad I don't have to stand in line to vote

As soon as I get my ballot, I'm filling it out and taking it to the courthouse.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:28 PM

41. yep, a good reminder. nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:30 PM

42. In Ohio, there are warnings about wearing politcal things

You are supposed to either take the things off, or conceal them, and you aren't supposed to display signs within a certain distance of the entry. If you wear anything, and somebody notices, they'll make you take it off or conceal it before you get to vote.

When I went to my polling place the last few times, I did wear a plain light blue shirt. And my husband would wear his navy blue sweat shirt.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:32 PM

44. donkey shirt

You have ruined my plans to wear my donkey embossed t-shirt, that I paid a fortune for, to wear in a very red precinct in NC.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:34 PM

45. You could always just turn your tshirt inside out and put it back on. nt

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:44 PM

46. I didnt think you were supposed to wear anything like that to polls anyway

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:51 PM

48. I'm an election judge in Illinois

And yes, this is one of the rules. I've had to tell people to zip up their shirts and turn their hats inside out to cover up whom they're voting for.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:58 PM

52. Hang several cans of bear spray around your waist?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:01 PM

53. Vote Neked. n/t

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:18 PM

54. I always wear something blue

But no political logos etc.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:34 PM

56. Campaign staff hand out stuff to people standing in line

and all of that needs to go in the trash. The stickers alone cost millions of dollars nationwide. I wish Dems didn't do this, but they always do. It is such a waste. I get that local elections don't get nearly as much attention as national elections but handing out materials to people in line to vote is maybe not the best way to do it.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 07:40 PM

62. For 2016

I wore suffragette colors, purple, white and the gold was an antique pin.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:39 AM

64. Sad to see it has come to this

 

The idea that what you wear could prevent you from voting.

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Response to RBGForever (Reply #64)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 06:15 AM

66. It's always been so since I've been voting. And that was in 1970.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #66)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:53 AM

70. Same here. I remember that our candidates had to maintain a distance from polling places, too

Seems like I've always known that, too, and I'd imagine this should be general knowledge.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:59 AM

65. This has always been the case, no "campaigning" near a polling place. n/t

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 07:00 AM

68. The law in Michigan

"Can I wear election-related clothing to the polls?

Michigan has prohibited the practice of displaying election-related materials at the polls for decades. This includes clothing and buttons as well as materials such as pamphlets, fliers and stickers. You cannot display such items in the polling place or within 100 feet of an entrance to a polling place. If you go to the polls with a shirt or button bearing election-related images or slogans, you will be asked to cover or remove it."

https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-5647_12539_29836-202488--,00.html

You're fine with a BLM t-shirt or RBG button in Michigan.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 08:13 AM

69. I'm wearing black for RGB.

And a mask to protect myself and my wife. I'm in Texas where no masks are required to vote in person and you need to be 65 or have some special reason to vote by mail. If someone gives me grief, all I will do is what I am there to do: vote.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 11:04 AM

74. Electioneering is forbidden in most states

Do not wear anything political. We had fun in 2008 with an idiot who bought 1000 toilet plungers and decorated these plungers for McCain for Joe the Plumber. The Obama legal team sent out a well drafted legal memo on this issue and I had fun sending this memo to Prof. Hasen https://electionlawblog.org/?p=97946

A reader recalled a dispute over 1,000 toilet plungers distributed to bring to Texas polling places could be support for John McCain in the 2008 presidential campaign (thanks to support by “Joe the Plumber.”)

The Obama campaign issued a memo taking the position that “plungers represent support for a political candidate” and bringing them to the polling place was electioneering.

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