Hold it right there. Take off the sweatshirt.
By Tim Hoover
The Denver PosT
How do you know when your elections workers are on high alert? When they flinch at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
According to Alton Dillard, a spokesman for the Denver Clerk and Recorder’s office, a veteran poll worker waved a distress flag and called for a supervisor when she spotted a young woman in the lobby of the Denver Elections Division wearing what she believed was a sweatshirt violating the state’s electioneering law.
One letter short of an electioneering violation.
The garment bore the letters “MIT.”
The state’s electioneering law forbids anyone from attempting to express support for or against a candidate or issue within 100 feet of a polling place. That includes signs, buttons and yes, T-shirts and other clothing.
“I was in the area, saw the shirt and assured the worker that there was only one ‘T,’ so the voter was not electioneering,” Dillard said.
No word on whether the woman was carrying a catcher’s mitt or had rum on her knee.