Oh brother… when I read this story on Friday I nearly fell out of my chair. Did you hear that a woman in Boca Raton, FL was initially hassled and turned away from her local voting booth because she was wearing a t-shirt from one of America’s most prestigious universities?
The story is pretty amazing for two reasons. First, MIT is not exactly an obscure community college and despite its similarity to “Mitt” it is spelled differently and not in any of the colors or font associated with Mitt Romney’s campaign. Secondly, Florida law expressly doesn’t forbid someone from walking into a voting booth wearing as many political buttons, shirts or items that they like. So who were the fools managing this voting booth in Boca Raton, FL?
You can read more about this story here.