If you want to vote in Nevada, you can’t go dressed up as a chicken. That’s right, chicken costumes banned at Nevada polling sites this year!
Nevada state election officials have invoked a ban on chicken costumes at polling sites on election day. The ban is a result of democrats ridiculing Republican Senate candidate Sue Lowden for statements she made about bartering with doctors for medical care. In an interview early in her campaign, she said, ‘our grandparents would bring a chicken to the doctor.’ She received nation-wide media coverage over suggesting we might go back to a bartering system for medical care and her opponents jumped on her statements as a chance to mock and belittle her.
Democrats set up a website, ‘Chickens for Checkups’. Lowden’s campaign events have been attended by democrat volunteers dressed up in chicken suits.
Washoe County Registrar of Voters Dan Burk said about the chicken costume ban that wearing a chicken suit or other poultry related items at the polls would be an ‘inappropriate and obvious’ advocacy message against Lowden. I suppose that is much like displaying campaign signs near polling places. Any kind of campaign material is not allowed within a 100 feet of polling venues.
Lowden campaign manager Robert Uithoven applauded the decision.
“I think voters will be spared the Harry Reid carnival and that’s a good thing,” he told The Associated Press. “I think most voters are going to the polls thinking about far greater things than Harry Reid’s chickens.”
Sue Lowden is one of 12 Republicans vying for the Republican nomination for Senator of Nevada. The outcome of the primary election will decide who will go up against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the general election. And so, chicken costumes are banned at Nevada polling sites. Early voting began Saturday, May 22, 2010. The primary will be held on June 8, 2010.
Is there a link between the chicken costumes and the Where’s Weiner World-wide Web-cam? If a whining weiner dog in a chicken costume is any indication, then it could be. Watch the video below and you be the judge.