First Circuit Agrees with U.S. District Court that New Hampshire May Not Criminalize Voters from Taking a Picture of their Voted Ballot and Showing it

On September 28, the First Circuit agreed with the U.S. District Court, that New Hampshire’s law, making it a crime for a voter in the voting booth to photograph his or her voted ballot and then show that picture to anyone else, violates the First Amendment. Here is the decision in Rideout v Gardner. Thanks to Howard Bashman for the link.


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First Circuit Agrees with U.S. District Court that New Hampshire May Not Criminalize Voters from Taking a Picture of their Voted Ballot and Showing it — 1 Comment

  1. Gee — the DEATH day for Democracy in the U.S.A. ??? i.e. DOOM for the SECRET ballot ???

    Let the bribes and [death and lesser] threats begin all over again — see the 1880s (just before the official ballots in 1888-1890) — vote the party line or ELSE — i.e. get PURGED by voting the wrong way.
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    Secret ballot or DEATH ??? — think 1773-1775
    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

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