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Woman Wearing MIT Shirt Accused Of Electioneering At Florida Polling Place

From Boca Raton, Florida:

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A woman attempting to vote in West Boca Raton this morning was initially prohibited from entering the polling place because she was wearing a tee shirt with the letters MIT.

BocaNewsNow.com has heard from multiple sources that an election supervisor at the polling place ultimately realized that MIT stands for “Massachusetts Institute of Technology” — a school where students tend to know how to spell — and was not a campaign shirt for the Republican candidate, who spells his name MITT.

Campaigning is not permitted within several yards of a polling place.

The woman was ultimately allowed to vote.

Maybe they thought MIT stood for “Mitt Is Terrific”

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Doug holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May, 2010 and also writes at Below The Beltway. Follow Doug on Twitter | Facebook


  1. grumpy realist says:

    She should have worn the “God said….[Maxwell’s Equations]…and there was light” T-shirt instead.

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  2. Anderson says:

    Pretty funny. I was thinking of testing my free speech at the polls, but the 5th Circuit’s upheld T-shirt bans.

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  3. legion says:

    Forget it, Jake. It’s Florida.

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  4. bill says:

    wow, you can’t make this stuff up.

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  5. Davebo says:

    Forget it, Jake. It’s Florida.

    Actually it’s Boca. If you paid 3 million for a condo that at best could fetch 1 million you’d be a bit crazy too.

    As would your local news outlets. And Doug.

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