NHPR had this new story by Casey Mcdermott:
Right now, New Hampshire voters aren’t allowed to wear clothing or accessories advocating for or against a candidate, political party or measure on the ballot. Rep. John Potucek, a Derry Republican, is trying to change that — in part because of his own experience at the polls.
“I had a white hat, one which said something to the effect of ‘Make America Great,’ and it had an American flag on it,” Potucek told the House Election Law Committee on Friday. “And I was asked to remove it by the moderator. That, I believe, infringed upon my First Amendment rights.”
Potucek couldn’t recall whether this confrontation happened during a federal or local election, but he said the state should just do away with its ban on political clothing and accessories altogether. Presenting this proposal to the House Election Law Committee last week, he pointed to a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a Minnesota ban on political clothing at the polls.
Read the full article here.