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Will Cover
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Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
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A Memphis poll worker was fired after he asked someone wearing a T-shirt with the words “Black Lives Matter” to turn it inside-out at the poll, the election commission said.


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It’s standard protocol for poll workers to ask someone wearing a shirt with the name of a political candidate on the ballot to turn it inside-out when inside the polling place, Thompson said. But in this case, the policy wouldn’t have applied because Black Lives Matter is not political.


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The worker was fired on the spot. Elections administrator Linda Phillips said he’d been informed several times what the rules were.

“He was given very clear instructions. He was given clear instructions the next day, and again didn’t pay attention to them. So he was terminated,” Phillips said.


LINK - Full Story with Video (Memprika)


Upperdecker
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
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the policy wouldn’t have applied because Black Lives Matter is not political.

Hmm


upgrayedd
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
Now let’s see what happens to a person wearing a blue lives matter shirt


ProjectP2294
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
There is a lot of stupid on both sides of this.

BLM is a political org, but don't want to be treated like one. And in this instance can't be.

The guy should have listened to his instructions.

It's bullshite, but he's the one that didn't follow the rules.


DomePatrol1980
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
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the policy wouldn’t have applied because Black Lives Matter is not political.


So the name of an organization that essentially acts as a pass-through for donations to the democratic party isn't political?

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upgrayedd
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
I’d bet $1000 that anyone with a Gadsden flag shirt would be booted out of there with the quickness


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MikeD
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
If the management determined BLM etc is not a political message, then I would say that opens up everything that is not explicitly a nominee or their official campaign slogan to be fair game.

All Lives Matter, etc.


MorbidTheClown
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
MAGA is not a political org.


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yatesdog38
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
Has to have a name for you to be asked to turn it inside out.

Job well done.


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ProjectP2294
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
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If the management determined BLM etc is not a political message, then I would say that opens up everything that is not explicitly a nominee or their official campaign slogan to be fair game.

All Lives Matter, etc.


I would agree with that.

I would also agree with the other poster that said this would not be applied evenly.

Essentially, they have the guy on a technicality. The only way he has any recourse is if he has proof that it's not being applied evenly. And even then, what real recourse is there?

He picked a fight with zero upside for him.


MintBerry Crunch
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
Why is that story on BRProud.com?


Upperdecker
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
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So the name of an organization that essentially acts as a pass-through for donations to the democratic party isn't political?

There are tons of political organizations outside of the GOP and Democrat parties. Not sure how you can say that BLM doesn’t include the BLM organization which is definitely political in nature


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greygoose
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
I encourage anyone who agrees and supports BLM/Anifa to wear that shite everywhere! Makes it much easier to spot the dumbasses in our society before I have inadvertent interaction with them.


Upperdecker
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
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Why is that story on BRProud.com?

Memphis is like BR minus Beale Street and much smaller


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Crawdaddy
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
Thinking about wearing my Essential t shirt
From pew pew life

Will see how that goes.


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WaydownSouth
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
Can’t wait to wear my thin blue line shirt to vote


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Black Lives Matter is not political.




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ksayetiger
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
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He picked a fight with zero upside for him.




maybe.

but everyone knows blm is an extension of the Democratic national party.

this is a way take a stand and point out the bullshite, and get it in the news


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ksayetiger
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re: Poll worker fired after asking voter to turn ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt inside-out
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Can’t wait to wear my thin blue line shirt to vote




there should be no problem with this since both sides of the aisle back the blue





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