Post by David Johnston Post by Adam H. Kerman Post by David Johnston Post by BTR1701
The 2021 MLB All-Star Game is headed to Denver, Colorado to Coors
Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, a source confirmed to The
The game, scheduled for July 13, was originally to be played at Truist
Park in Cobb County, Ga., which is north of downtown Atlanta.
The league cited its support for "voting rights for all Americans" in
announcing the decision to move the game.
...except Colorado requires photo ID to vote in person, requires signature
verification for mail in ballots (which Georgia got rid of), and prevents
campaign workers from giving food/water to voters within 100 ft if they're
wearing campaign apparel.
Georgia doesn't have the caveat.
You read the Colorado election code? If there is a 100 foot
electioneering prohibition zone, then ANY electioneering, which includes
any political discussion, is prohibited. It would not be limited to
wearing partisan apparel.
I can't speak to that as I haven't read the amendment to the Georgia
election code. My state's election code allows no electioneering in
the polling place and within 100 feet of the entrance to the polling
place's room. That includes wearing campaign apparel even if one isn't
speaking. Furthermore, one needs credentials to be in the polling place
if one isn't a voter. That includes poll watchers, reporters, campaign
and party volunteers, staff of the county clerk's office, and law
enforcement. I guess my state law wouldn't prohibit someone wearing no
campaign apparel and making no political statements and not identifying
a partisan organization could hand out water. But they could not enter
the polling place to hand out water to voters in line. Poll watchers and
others are not permitted to engage voters in conversation, but they can
speak to the voter after he's cast his ballot but they'd have go beyond
the elecitoneering zone to avoid being overheard by other voters.
The amendment seems unnecessary as handing out water while engaging in a
partisan discussion within the electioneering prohibition zone was
already illegal, and again, they could be as partisan as the like if
they simply handed out water beyond the zone.
Electioneering prohibition zones are a restriction on speech/publishing
and one of the few instances I support.
I have no idea why you oppose this, Johnston.