It appears that officials will not allow free range chickens to roam on election day in Nevada. Republican Senate candidate Sue Lowden has been ridiculed for her comment about how people used to barter for medical care. Critics have suggested that she was looking back fondly on the way “our grandparents would bring a chicken to the doctor.” Now, officials have banned chicken suits at polling places to stop critics from ridiculing Lowden.
Various activists have been campaigning against Lowden under the banner “Chickens for Checkups” and followed her with people in chicken outfits.
Washoe County Registrar of Voters Dan Burk banned the outfits as “inappropriate and obvious” advocacy in polling places. In fairness, most states do not allow open campaigning in polling places, though large chicken costumes have not been a common problem.
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