Minnesota Majority and members of the Election Integrity Watch program in Minnesota went ahead and sued over the ban on their “Please I.D. Me” buttons in polling places imposed by county elections officials.
“Clearly, these buttons are not about any specific political candidate, party or ballot question,” said Jeff Davis, president of Minnesota Majority, said in a press release. “This ban is outside state law and a clear violation of our First Amendment rights under the United States Constitution.”
“It’s simply a First Amendment issue, so we’re going to fight them on this,” Dan McGrath of Minnesota Majority told TPMMuckraker earlier this week.
Some of the billboards that were put up by Election Integrity Watch, shown in a Fox News video, show an African-American man behind bars for committing voter fraud.
The lawsuit, embedded below, argues that “Neither the ‘Please I.D. Me’ buttons nor the ‘Tea Party Patriots’ shirts attempt to persuade or influence voters to vote for or against any particular candidate, ballot question, or political party in the November 2, 2010 election.”