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Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:49 AM

South Dakota bill would allow political apparel at polls

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) South Dakota voters would be allowed to wear political clothing and buttons while casting their ballots under a bill set to be debated during the state's upcoming legislative session.

The bill's sponsors contend it's a free speech issue, saying they've heard from people who have run into trouble at the polls while wearing political attire. Republican Rep. Drew Dennert, a sponsor, told The Associated Press this week that as long as people aren't being disruptive, they should be able to wear their t-shirts and buttons, cast their votes and leave.

Dennert said a friend voting in the 2016 presidential general election had to turn inside out a shirt supporting a candidate who hadn't survived the primary and wasn't on the ballot. Dennert said he thought that went "a little bit far."

"I think we probably can loosen it up as long as there's not people who are trying to persuade you how to vote in the polling place," Dennert said. "I don't see how if someone's wearing a t-shirt or a campaign button, how that's going to negatively affect anything within the polling place."

Read more: https://www.postbulletin.com/news/state/south-dakota-bill-would-allow-political-apparel-at-polls/article_dd44c62e-b119-5bcf-8597-6ea0d04799ae.html

I wonder whether the T-shirt with "Trump is a Traitor" in neon colors will be allowed?

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Thu Dec 20, 2018, 05:57 AM

1. Yup. There you go.

What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

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