Election officials ejected a Texas man from a voting booth because he was wearing a Second Amendment t-shirt.
Chris Driskill was prevented from voting at the Waller County
Courthouse on Tuesday after officials claimed he was violating Texas
Election Code section 85.036, which states that “a person may not
electioneer for or against any candidate, measure, or political party”
in or within 100 feet of a voting location.
“I heard a gentleman’s voice over my shoulder say ‘he can’t vote with
that shirt on. You’ll have to either turn it inside out our you’ll have
to leave,’” Driskill told KVUE.
The officials used the election law to throw Driskill out of the
voting booth even though the shirt simply stated “Second Amendment –
1789 – America’s Original Homeland Security” on the front without any
mention of a political candidate or proposition.
This is simply an attack on free speech and voting rights through the
color of law as well as another example of the continued demonization
of gun owners across America.
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