You Can Be Fined For Wearing A Political T-Shirt To The Polls. SCOTUS Could Change That.
An upcoming case may clarify what kind of speech is permitted at the polls on Election Day.
In 2010, Andrew Cilek walked into his Minneapolis polling place wearing a T-shirt with a tea party logo that said “Don’t Tread On Me.” Cilek, now the executive director of a conservative group called the Minnesota Voters’ Alliance, also wore a button promoting the election watchdog group Election Integrity Watch. The button said “Please ID me” (Minnesota does not have a photo ID requirement to vote) and included the group’s phone number and website. Because of what he was wearing that day, an...
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