Open Thread: Passive Electioneering

I came across this article: GOP fights "passive electioneering" at the polls I kinda wondered what the heck is passive electioneering because I have never heard the term. Leave it up to the righteous GOP to drag up a little known law from yesteryear regarding candidate advertising POP at the polls...pins, hats, T-Shirts, etc.

I've got to say this is really going to make a huge difference to people....AAAAANGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHT.


"We strongly believe Pennsylvanians should be able to look to the polling place as a safe harbor, free of any type of electioneering, without any outside influences," Robert Gleason, chairman of the state Republican Party, said at a Capitol news conference.

In past years, some local election officials across Pennsylvania - though not in Philadelphia - have enforced the provision, going as far as asking voters to turn their T-shirts inside out.

But this year, the Rendell administration has softened its stance on the issue.

The ACLU and the League of Women Voters last month asked the Pennsylvania Department of State to weigh on in the topic, believing that preventing voters from wearing T-shirts with a candidate's name on it infringes on their freedom of speech.

Two weeks ago, Department of State officials sent letters to the state's 67 county boards of elections, advising them that, although state law bans electioneering inside a polling place, it doesn't define what the term means..........

Take a few minutes and give it a read. I cannot believe the pettiness. Do these people sit around thinking stuff like this up...and then expect people to vote for them. Give me a break!

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poll workers and other election volunteers but voters? I agree avahome, this is taking it a little too far.