Suppression! Officials Try to Prevent Woman Wearing MIT Shirt From Voting

Posted by on Nov 06, 2012 at 4:15 pm

In Florida, of course, where some people are too stupid to know what MIT stands for.

A woman attempting to vote in West Boca Raton this morning was initially prohibited from entering the polling place because she was wearing a tee shirt with the letters MIT. 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.

Campaigning is not permitted within several yards of a polling place.

The woman was ultimately allowed to vote.

Meanwhile around the country some voters see stuff like this, where it’s OK to vote.

6 Responses to “Suppression! Officials Try to Prevent Woman Wearing MIT Shirt From Voting”

  1. Holger Danske on 6/06/12 at 5:06 pm

    Wonder if she would have prohibited a voter wearing a ‘Bama Crimson Tide t-shirt?

  2. bgarrett on 6/06/12 at 5:09 pm

    I voted today at a school which has a sign posted that says, “The class has their reports…”
    No more Standard English for our schools!

  3. Belial Issimo on 6/06/12 at 5:28 pm

    The proposition that MIT is “a school where students tend to know how to spell” is debatable. When I was in college there was a grocery store in Central Square, which is midway between Harvard and MIT, and the joke was that when a student went through the 10-items-or-less line with 15 items the cashier said “Which is it, Haavad and caan’t count or MIT and caan’t read?”