When Chris Driskill went into his local county courthouse to cast an early ballot in the upcoming Republican Primary, he was shocked to find out the t-shirt he was wearing meant he couldn’t vote.
What was so offensive about his shirt?
It has a logo on the front and back that says “2nd Amendment – America’s Original Homeland Security.”
Driskill tells KHOU-TV that when he tried to vote "I heard a gentleman's voice over my shoulder say ‘he can't vote with that shirt on. You'll have to either turn it inside out our you'll have to leave.’”
For their part, poll workers say they were enforcing Texas Election Code section 85.036 that states “during the time an early voting polling place is open for the conduct of early voting, a person may not electioneer for or against any candidate, measure, or political party in or within 100 feet of an outside door through which a voter may enter the building or structure in which the early voting polling place is located.”
The ballot contains a proposition looking to extend 2nd Amendment rights in Texas, making his shirt a violation of that code.
He was eventually allowed to vote after borrowing a suit coat from someone outside the Waller County Courthouse.
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