Woman in MIT Shirt Barred From Voting in Florida

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A woman wearing an MIT shirt was briefly barred from voting in Florida last week, due to the school name's resemblance to one of the candidates'.

Yes ... MIT and Mitt (Romney).

MIT T-shirt

According to reports, an election supervisor in West Boca Raton eventually realized that her MIT shirt stood for Massachusetts Institute of Technology, not MITT.

Openly lobbying or campaigning for a particular candidate is not permitted within 75 feet of a polling place, thus the (perceived) violation of state law.

The woman was ultimately allowed to vote.

Whether the MIT fan was also a MITT fan, or if she contributed to President Obama winning Florida and the nation Tuesday night, may never be known.

MIT students, for what it's worth, are apparently better spellers than some South Florida election officials. At least there wasn't a recount this time.

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