It’s called “electioneering,” Trumpkins, and if you don’t want to be slapped with a misdemeanor for violating state voting laws, not to mention risk your candidate’s standing, then learn the rules and follow them.
Yesterday, during the Nevada caucus, poll workers were observed wearing Trump t-shirts.
Via Victory Girls:
The Nevada GOP is looking like amateur hour as absolute craziness has taken over the process. It is alleged that in certain precincts, Trump supporters have taken over the process – including caucus volunteers that are wearing Trump gear in direct violation of Nevada electioneering law.
The law in question may be found here. According to section 293.740, subsection 4, electioneering is defined as “campaigning for or against a candidate, ballot question or political party by:
(a) Posting signs relating to the support of or opposition to a candidate, ballot question or political party;
(b) Distributing literature relating to the support of or opposition to a candidate, ballot question or political party;
(c) Using loudspeakers to broadcast information relating to the support of or opposition to a candidate, ballot question or political party;
(d) Buying, selling, wearing or displaying any badge, button or other insignia which is designed or tends to aid or promote the success or defeat of any political party or a candidate or ballot question to be voted upon at that election; or
(e) Soliciting signatures to any kind of petition.”
For all intents and purposes, the t-shirts emblazoned with large Trump logos could also be considered a sign, though the “badge, button or other insignia” provision will suffice.
Visual evidence was provided by Twitter users.
— Letty Burgin (@LettyBurgin) February 24, 2016
Amazingly, the Nevada GOP seems to be unaware of the rules and regulations governing electioneering at polling places:
It's not against the rules for volunteers to wear candidate gear. Volunteers went through extensive training & are doing a great job
— Nevada GOP (@NVGOP) February 24, 2016
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession