Of course this being September the primary was only for local and state races.
The Presidential primary was held about 20 years ago in February.
I live in NH and I’m pretty sure I didn’t see Trump or McCain on my local ballot.
Yes, I’m a registered Republican, holds head in shame. NH Republicans were somewhat normal until a few years ago, Sununu’s not-withstanding. While easy to register in NH it’s more difficult to change party.
There will always conservative and/or controlling folks who would have a fit about public nudity, even though they always have the option to look away. This scene, set far in a fictional future, demonstrates that point:
When I made my comment I was responding to the excerpt that someone had posted about electioneering (all points had to do with promoting a particular candidate, which made me laugh because the voter was splitting hairs).
You seem to think that because the shirt pitted McCain against Trump, there was no problem with it, and Trump wasn’t on the ballot anyway. You’re wrong. Once again: find some respect for those who work the polls to ensure your right to vote, the other people who visit that polling place to exercise their right, and the laws of the polling place. it’s the least you can do.
Edit: actually, boards of election are desperate for poll workers all over the country. in many places these are also paid positions. if you can find the time to volunteer or work your local polls, please do so. more than ever we’re going to need people committed to protecting the voting process, and ensuring those who need to vote in person are able to without undue interference or difficulties.
I mentioned that I wouldn’t reply any more, but I need to let you know that you are making a bunch of poorly formed assumptions here. I worked several elections bringing in ballots in Tulare County during the 1980s and I also worked four years of elections in Orange County (primary and general elections) including three years in a supervisory position in the 1990s.
My take away? The people in Orange County who were the most dangerous to our democracy were other poll workers who “gave of their time” so they could challenge the votes of nonwhite voters.
I think my seven years of combined service allows me to sit back and chuckle when I hear something funny.
ETA: Miscounted the OC poll worker years (four years, not five, and three years supervisory)
Scafidi told her that a shirt supporting the American flag was fine, but one featuring a political candidate was not,
Is that so? Election or not, 4 USC §8 (“Respect for flag”) says:
(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. […]
(i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. […]
(j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform.
Sure, but there’s still a difference between “should never” and “is fine”, especially when an official is talking in their professional capacity. What’s with setting an example to citizens and all that?