His culture revolves around friendliness and communication.In fact, he encourages employees to ditch their smartphones during meetings and he also hand-writes birthday cards to each of his employees. Voters were targeted for intimidation (or encouragement) based on their clothing and other signals of party allegiance, with crowds insulting voters who appeared to be supporting the opposing party.It was in response to this widespread voter intimidation and disorder that, around the turn of the 20th century, states like Minnesota enacted laws that prohibited various forms of electioneering, including the distribution and display of political insignia.Our modern, usually orderly elections reflect the success of these laws in safeguarding the electoral process.But disruption at the polling place is not entirely a phenomenon of the past.
As the Supreme Court noted in , one effect of this disorder was to “keep away elderly and timid voters of the opposition.” And political apparel, along with other insignia, was a significant contributor to this chaotic and disruptive environment.
Yellen asked him why he didn't greet him or introduce himself.
The employee said, "Well, it was so intimidating to see you in a suit and tie." That moment touched a nerve.
Prior to the 20th century, Election Day characteristically took on a circus atmosphere, sometimes marked by fistfights and vocal arguments.
This disorder often degenerated into chaos at the polling place, with poll workers unable to prevent campaign-related violence and voter intimidation.