You may have heard about the South Carolina man who was ordered to remove his “Trump” shirt before he would be allowed to vote. If you saw it on social media you may have seen it attached to comments about voter suppression or anti-Trump bias.
Here’s the reality. Yes, an unnamed South Carolina voter had to remove a Trump t-shirt and a MAGA hat before he was allowed to vote. It went mildly viral after images emerged of the man exiting the polling station shirtless.
He wasn’t being targeted as a Trump supporter. If he’d worn a Kamala Harris 2020 shirt, he would have received the same instructions. Georgetown County’s Board of Elections prohibits campaign materials from being within 200 feet of a polling precinct or inside a voting location. It doesn’t matter if it’s a shirt, hat, button, sticker, or whatever.
If you vote in Georgetown County, South Carolina, be sure to leave your Trump trousers or Bernie bandana at home.