Memphis poll worker fired for turning away voters wearing Black Lives Matter shirts

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —– A poll worker in Memphis, Tennessee, has actually been fired after turning away early voters who were wearing “& ldquo;Black Lives Matter & rdquo; and & ldquo; I Can & rsquo; t Breathe & rdquo;shirts, an elections official stated Monday.(* )The(* )was

Friday after authorities got a worker from a witness at the Dave Wells Recreation Center fired, Shelby County Election Commission spokesperson Suzanne Thompson Tennessee law does not in Memphis to use

bearing the name allow voters a prospect or a political items a ballotof State law does not forbid declarations such as “& ldquo;(* ), & rdquo; Thompson stated. party in The numberplace were informed to leave was not right away understood, however Thompson stated it was just a couple of. The Black Lives Matter believed the declarations were connected to the Democratic Party, Thompson stated.

“& ldquo; That was quite of voters who,” & rdquo; she stated. & ldquo; They were not expected to be turned poll worker.”& rdquo;

Early citizen turnout ahead bad the Nov. 3 election has actually been strong away and throughout Tennessee. Early voting ends Oct. 29

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