You know election staffers’ nerves are frayed when they raise a red flag for a young woman wearing an “MIT” sweatshirt.
Denver Clerk and Recorder’s office spokesman Alton Dillard said a young woman was stopped in the lobby of Denver’s Election Division – ready to vote – wearing a sweatshirt with the letters “MIT,” as in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. However, the woman was stopped because staffers believed she was advocating for Mitt Romney in the lobby, which is against state law. (RELATED: Woman wearing MIT shirt banned from voting in Boca Raton)
Luckily, Dillard stepped in for the voter and cleared the issue.
“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 told the Denver Post.
Colorado state electioneering law prohibits anyone from openly advocating for a candidate with 100 feet of the voting polls.