October 19, 2004

God Blessed Texas

by PG

The things you never learn when all your voting has been by absentee ballot:

Elections Administrator Robert Parten said Monday that anyone sporting a Cowboys logo at an Arlington [Texas] voting site will be told to cover up their allegiance to the team if they want to cast a ballot. He said he ordered the prohibition because of a provision on the Arlington ballot that asks whether taxpayers should help pay for a $650 million Cowboys stadium in their city.

"Anytime you go into a polling place and what you're wearing shows something that's on the ballot, that's electioneering," Gayle Hamilton, assistant elections administrator for Tarrant County, said. State law prohibits voters at the polls with clothing, jewelry or badges that promote or denounce a candidate or proposition on a ballot.

Regardless of how attenuated it may seem from politics, don't try to spread your message at the polling site.

October 19, 2004 03:31 PM | TrackBack

If George W loses this November, perhaps the Dallas Cowboys can use him to get a publicly funded stadium by utilizing his MBA skills that accomplished this for the Texas Rangers years earlier and make his second big score, with help from a lot of friends, of course. I guess he didn't do so badly as a result of U of T's rejection of his application to its law school. After all, it's not what you know (or don't know) ....

Posted by: Shag from Brookline at October 20, 2004 07:14 AM

I just did my early voting (at a mall) and there were signs advocating voting for Kerry all over the place. They said, "This Space For Lease".

Posted by: Mojo at October 24, 2004 05:56 PM
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