Poll worker fired for turning away voters with 'Black Lives Matter' shirts


A poll worker in Memphis is out of a job after turning away voters wearing shirts and masks that said Black lives matter, spokeswoman for the Shelby County Election Commission Suzan Thompson said quote what he did was patently wrong and he was fired. Thompson added that the manager of operations fired the co worker on the spot after confirming the reports. State law prohibits people from wearing items with the name of a political party or candidate currently on the ballot while in a polling place but statements or not violations of that law.

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