When a T-Shirt Gets You in Trouble at the Voting Booth

1 Feb 2018

WASHINGTON — Minnesota has a dress code for voting. The idea, the state says, is to create a safe space for democracy.

To make sure voters are in a properly contemplative mood at their polling places on Election Day, the state bans T-shirts, hats and buttons that express even general political views, like support for gun rights or labor unions. The goal, state officials have said, is “an orderly and controlled environment without confusion, interference or distraction.” (The New York Times)

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