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Fri Oct 28, 2016, 10:22 AM

Man Arrested For Wearing 'Basket Of Deplorables' Shirt At Texas Polling Place

A Texas man was arrested Monday for electioneering after refusing to hide his “Basket of Deplorables” T-shirt.

“He wanted to take a stand,” Bulverde Police Chief Gary Haecker told the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung of Brett Mauthe, who showed up to his polling place with a Trump hat and “Basket of Deplorables” T-shirt. “Unfortunately, he was arrested.”

Mauthe told local TV station KSAT that he removed his Trump hat but refused to turn his T-shirt inside-out, saying he was unaware it constituted a violation of the election code.

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http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/brett-hauthe-arrested-wearing-trump-gear-texas-polling-place

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 10:26 AM

1. ‘I support you and I appreciate what you’re doing. It’s your right,...' Said the police chief.

Are you fucking serious?

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 10:43 AM

2. Hope he was arrested BEFORE he voted!

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 11:16 AM

3. He wasn't even wearing a shirt with a candidate's name on it. The ACLU would likely support him...

in any legal action (they've supported people arrested for wearing a shirt with a candidate's name on it in the
past) and as his shirt wasn't even featuring a specific candidate's name I think he'd have an excellent chance of winning.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 11:23 AM

5. It depends whether he was 100 ft from the polls.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 06:46 PM

12. His Hat doesn't count

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 06:47 PM

13. According to the story he removed his hat when asked to but refused to remove his shirt. n/t

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 11:21 AM

4. I guess these morons don't realize

that being in the basket means they are bigots (as defined by Hillary).

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Response to BigRig (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 11:26 AM

6. They are bigots as defined by their own words and actions, and proud of it.

Hillary only pointed it out by calling it deplorable.

See the difference?

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Response to Hekate (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 02:11 PM

8. Yes, but my point is that even the half of the rethugs

that don't claim to be bigots are acting like she put them in that basket to. I bet if one of these reporters followed up with the statement, "Oh, so you're a bigot.", they would rethink their position (or they just wouldn't get it). Of course, I think anyone who votes for a confessed sexual predator is deplorable.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 12:25 PM

7. This Saturday, my brother and sil will wear their

Bad Hombre t-shirts to vote early in TX--will they be made to turn their shirts inside-out

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Response to rusty fender (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 03:12 PM

9. Probably. It's not a big deal to follow the rules, which is no electioneering inside or outside.

Leave the agitprop to the Trumpites.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 03:50 PM

10. Arrested for just wearing the shirt?

I'm not sure I agree with that.

Unless he was intimidating people.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 28, 2016, 05:19 PM

11. Here in Ohio we have the same rule...don't wear election stuff.

It could be used for intimidation.

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