While most of outspoken liberal actress Alyssa Milano’s tweets and videos make conservatives roll their eyes as per her habitual anti-GOP and anti-Trump rage, one uniquely nonpartisan video she shared Sunday may have had some conservatives thinking, “Wow, she actually sounds normal!”
Instead of delivering yet another anti-Trump rant, this time Milano offered her Twitter followers some genuinely nonpartisan instructions on how to vote. She accomplished this by answering some of her followers’ questions regarding what to do and wear at the polling booths.
“Can I wear sweats when I vote?” she said, reading one question.
“Yes, what you’re doing is important; what you’re wearing is not important,” she added as her answer. “But you should skip, like, the t-shirts and hats or buttons with political endorsements on them. That’s called electioneering, and it could actually prevent you from voting.”
While some states do boast laws against electioneering, over the summer the Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota ban on political apparel at the polling booths, arguing that was the ban was too broad. The court did leave room though for a modified law, though.
“[T]he language of the ruling seems to leave open the possibility for Minnesota —–and the roughly 10 states, including Texas, with similar laws on the books — to rewrite the provision more narrowly,” The Texas Tribune reported in June. “The court said that Minnesota’s law served a ‘permissible objective,’ but it was too broad to be reasonably enforced.”
Because of the continued confusion regarding this issue, which is generally handled on the state level versus the federal level, it would nevertheless be in folks’ best interest to follow Milano’s advice and refrain from wearing any political attitude to the polling booths.
Her replies to other questions were similarly worth following, including her reply to a question about whether it’s necessary for voters to pick a candidate for every race.
“It would be great if you did, and there are lots of websites that can help explain the candidates and where they are on certain issues, but if you want to just vote for a congressman or a senator or a governor, that’s fine,” she replied.
Note her use of the gendered term “congressman,” by the way. Tsk, tsk, tsk.
Amazingly enough, Milano even had some great advice to offer those of her followers concerned about potential voter ID laws.
“Each state is different,” she said. “The rules vary. So a few states require proof of address too, and they’ll ask for like a utility bill or bank statement with your name and residence if your driver’s license address id different. But you should just be prepared bey checking online or asking a friend.”
That Milano is capable of rational thoughts is the good news. The bad news is that conservatives have been so conditioned to expect left-wing propaganda from her that many didn’t even watch her video. Instead they reflexively bashed her:
— SHANONLEE~TRUMP2020~ ????~SHADOW BANNED~ (@ShanonLee01) October 14, 2018
UGHHHH. don’t like her. Never did.
— David H (@DavidHo71425843) October 14, 2018
I could care less what this fungus has to say. #hasbeen
— Mayra Garcia (@dafrogmamma) October 14, 2018
Too bad she is so totally misinformed. MAGA!
— Carol (@cHenerson1) October 14, 2018
Alyssa is the perfect example of what most, not all, but most!Hollywood Stars are, she’s absolutely beautiful, and she’s absolutely stupid! Alyssa do what you’re good at, ????and look pretty!
— Bobbona (@Bobbona1) October 14, 2018
Probably not a great idea to take advice from Alyssa Milano. ?https://t.co/wdLPno0p3g
— McFire (@Mcfyre) October 14, 2018
I guess she’s smiling because she thinks she’s making a fool out us
this moron is clueless we are laughing at her ignorance and stupidity… do you really believe you’re making a difference? use your brain moron
— Al Son (@malabuallabu) October 14, 2018
Why does she think anyone gives a rats ass about her opinions?
— stephen c. rhoades (@stephencrhoade1) October 14, 2018
Except there were no opinions in her video, not that you can blame Mr. Stephen C. Rhoades for assuming otherwise. When was the last time Milano shared something nonpartisan on social media? If you guessed “never,” then congratulations, you nailed it!
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