September 11, 2020
This one is behind the Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader’s pay-wall, so you’ll have to trust me.
Tuesday was Primary Day in New Hampshire, as voters from both parties cast ballots for nominees for Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and state legislative seats.
At the polling place in Exeter, a 60-ish woman arrived wearing a shirt that had pictures of the late Sen. John McCain and President Trump on it, with the slogan “McCain hero, Trump zero.”
Political paraphernalia is not allowed in voting areas (even though the shirt was not really a comment on any of the races being contested), and the woman was told that she would have to remove the shirt to comply with laws prohibiting electioneering in polling places. She complied, voted, and left.
I buried the lede.
She wasn’t wearing anything under the shirt. Nothing.
According to the Union Leader, “Exeter voter Andrea Shine got a good laugh as she watched things unfold.
‘“I think we all kind of needed it. With everything going on in the world, it’s like, who cares? You couldn’t even see many reactions (from voters) because there were masks on their faces,’ she said.”