Florida Woman Almost Banned From Voting For Wearing A 'MIT' Shirt

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An elections supervisor in West Boca Raton, Fla. took his job a little too seriously when he tried to kick a voter out of line for wearing a T-shirt with "MIT" written across it. 

He thought she was doing a little last minute campaigning for Mitt Romney, according to Bocanewsnow. He was one letter short, actually:

"BocaNewsNow.com has heard from multiple sources that an election supervisor at the polling place ultimately realized that MIT stands for “Massachusetts Institute of Technology” — a school where students tend to know how to spell — and was not a campaign shirt for the Republican candidate, who spells his name MITT." 

Whoops. 

Even if the woman had been rocking Mitt gear in line, the supervisor would have been out of line. While campaigning (the sign-waving, pamphlet-handing kind) is banned within 100 feet of Florida polling centers, it's perfectly OK to wear fan gear. 

As stated in Rule 1S-2.034 in the Florida Administrative Code: "Voters may wear campaign buttons, shirts, hats, or any other campaign items when they enter the polling place to vote; voters may not otherwise campaign there."

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