Major Things That Concern People: Selfies While Voting

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( The state lawmaker looking to lift the ban on ballot selfies says New Jerseyans who want to post photos from the voting booth shouldn’t be too worried come Election Day.

But the prohibition remains law.

Last month, State Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) introduced a bill that would legalize the practice of polling place self-portraiture, arguing laws forbidding such photos are behind the times.

His bill (A4188) unanimously cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee earlier this month, but won’t make it through the Legislature ahead of November 8.

According to an Associated Press review of the laws across the United States, New Jersey is one of 18 states where statutes are considered to prohibit the practice.

It would be easy to dismiss this as utter fluff, no big deal, and it should be that way, however, for many people, taking a selfie is Very Important. It’s a matter of Rights! Some people just have to take a selfie (or a picture of their food or beverage) on a constant basis, and probably start stressing out if they don’t, much like the joke about vegans

Just change it to “when you’re somewhere and haven’t taken a selfie in the last 5 minutes”. This is serious business

Court challenges to anti-selfie statutes have cropped up across the U.S. Last week, three New York voters filed a lawsuit seeking to have that state’s prohibition tossed. A month earlier, another federal court struck down New Hampshire’s ban.

Here’s an idea: go vote, then, when you’re outside the polling place, take your selfie. You can wait. Jessica Biel, wife of Justin Timberlake, waited. And then made fun of Justin. You’ll be OK. Breathe. And you won’t slow things down while attempting to take the perfect selfie, nor expose the faces of people who thought they were voting in private.

“I don’t think people should be worried about posting a ballot selfie on Instagram or Snapchat or whatever,” the assemblyman said. “In fact, I plan to.”

No, they shouldn’t be worried. I doubt anyone will prosecute. But, it is fun that Mukherji (Democrat) is explicitly stating that he plans to break the law.

Seriously. Selfies.

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3 Responses to “Major Things That Concern People: Selfies While Voting”

  1. Liam Thomas says:

    That kids veins are about to pop out of his head while voting….I wonder if he even knows whats going on………

    OR HE DOES and thats why hes about to have his head explode.

  2. Rev.Hoagie® says:

    But, it is fun that Mukherji (Democrat) is explicitly stating that he plans to break the law.

    That seems to be a recurring theme with democrats. None are honest “law abiding” citizens any longer. They all seem to be criminals like their leader, the Killer Pig.

    I figure the dems have found a way to use phones to commit voter fraud or they would care as much as we do. Plus, it seems only democrats want to be able to take selfies while voting. Coincidence? I think not.

  3. Liam Thomas says:

    Wow a real stunner when you look at the polls today at RCP.

    Rassmussen which trends right had Clinton up by 5-7 consistently…..

    Today they have Trump in a tie and the ABC/WAPO has clinton trump up by plus one.

    La times/USC trump by plus 4.

    Some polls have clinton up by plus one as well…but the one that stands out in my mind is the Rassmussen which always trends for the GOP but this time around after such criticism last time around of being so badly wrong have erred in Clintons favor all season long.

    to be tied….says a lot for them to go out on a limb like that after the trashing they got in 2012 by everyone for being so wrong.

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