Voter Suppression: Voter Told to Remove his NRA Instructor Hat

Isn’t it voter suppression to tell a businessman he can’t vote and keep wearing apparel that advertises his business?

A Douglasville, Georgia man went in to the voting booth to vote early, and he was instructed to remove his NRA Instructor hat, because it’s too closely associated with the GOP. The Daily Caller reported:

Bundy Cobb, who is certified by the National Rifle Association in firearms training, wears the hat in part to promote his business, True Aim Defense. But poll workers apparently saw it as something different.

“I went by the first two ladies, and they didn’t say anything. And then the next lady, she said ‘sir, you’re going to have to take off your hat,’” Cobb recalled in an interview with The Daily Caller.

“What are you talking about?” Cobb said he replied.

Cobb, who is a veteran, says he looked down the voting line and saw another man with a hat on. “What’s the difference between his hat and mine?” Cobb asked.

That’s when workers told him that his NRA hat was perceived as being associated with the GOP and that he couldn’t wear it near the voting booth.

“It kind of caught me off guard,” Cobb told TheDC, adding that he has worn the exact same hat three times to the same polling place.

“It’s ridiculous,” Cobb said. “My hat advertises my business.”

I frankly don’t get it. On one hand, in some states, an illegal alien is allowed not only to vote (early and often), but he’s not even carded, because that would be “racist.” Everyone knows if you show up to vote, and you’re an illegal alien, you’re basically aligning yourself with the Democratic party. That’s why Democrats don’t like voter ID laws. They want to keep those millions of illegals voting Democrat.

But a guy shows up wearing a hat that has the letters N, R, and A on it, and poll workers are concerned that someone else might be offended that he’s probably voting Republican, even though there are plenty of Democrat NRA members (like Harry Reid).

Can you imagine an illegal alien or a black person walking in to vote, and a poll worker instructing him to leave on the basis that his status as a black person or Latino is too closely associated with the Democratic Party? Liberals would be ranting and raving about voter suppression and racism.