Weird stuff in Wisconsin
I have never seen this before, and I just had to tell someone about it.
On the way into my temporary job this morning, I spotted a sign -- it said, "Same day registration in Wisconsin!" (True.)
So, you might be asking, why was this a problem?
Because it also said, "Vote Barack Obama!" in big letters at the bottom, along with a telephone number (a 1-877-something number). This, I believe, is quite illegal.
I am not surprised by this, considering all the other things the Obama campaign has done. (Btw, another volunteer was carrying a much smaller sign for Democratic Assemblyman Cory Mason, an avid Obama supporter. In the same color blue.)
This sign was a huge distraction for drivers along Wisconsin State Highway 31 this morning, and I believe the police told 'em to get out of the intersection (I saw 'em as they were walking to their cars at a fast food restaurant on the corner of 31 and State Highway 20. The sign was still a huge distraction even as they walked back to their cars.)
Look. You can vote the same day in Wisconsin; it has always been this way ever since I first was eligible to vote (at age 18). But advertising a candidate along with that right is, as I said before, illegal.
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