It’s that time of year again when silliness abounds. 99% of poll workers are wonderful, a few do things that could be considered overboard. One such “overboard” incident took place in Douglas county where a man was told to remove his National Rifle Association cap or go home. He removed the cap but the story was taken on a life of it’s own. The cap did not include any candidates name, nor any encouragement about who he thought people should vote for. Douglas county is sticking by the poll worker.
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Cobb was wearing his NRA Instructor hat last week when he walked into the Douglas County Courthouse to vote. He said he has worn the same hat at least two other times while voting there. And he is, in fact, a certified NRA firearms instructor, at his business “True Aim Defense.”
But this time, a poll worker told Cobb to take off the hat, or leave.
“She said, ‘Your hat has NRA on it.’ I said, ‘What’s that got to do with anything?’ She said, ‘It’s perceived to be Republican Party.’ I said, ‘That ain’t right. That don’t make no sense.’ I complied so I could to go in there and vote.”
So, is wearing an NRA hat in a polling place campaigning? If so, what about a Georgia Association of Educators t-shirt or pin? President Obama smooching a voter in Chicago? Michelle Nunn shaking voters’ hands as she votes early. Could a Waka Flocka t-shirt be interpreted as campaigning for David Perdue? Where does this end?