A poll worker in Memphis was fired after refusing to allow people wearing “Black Lives Matter” shirts to vote.
While state law doesn’t allow people to wear apparel with the name of a candidate or political party at polling stations, clothing with statements like “Black Lives Matter” doesn’t fall under that law.
She added that the poll worker turned away the voters because he thought the shirt was tied to the Democratic party.
“People can’t come into polling locations wearing something that advocates for a candidate or a position on the ballot, but Black Lives Matter is not on the ballot and it doesn’t represent a candidate.”
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