Wisconsin lets indie candidates tack a five-word slogan next to their name on the ballot—except if one wants to run as "NOT the Whiteman's Bitch," reports WKOW-TV. State Assembly candidate Ieshuh Griffin says her slogan is "a term the constituents identify with," but the state's election board rejected it as defamatory today.
Though not everyone disagreed: "She says a lot in five words," says one of the three board members who sided with her. Griffin argues that the phrase is protected by free speech and plans to sue. She's asking that the election be delayed until the outcome is known. "It's not about a person," she says. "It's the entity. The power structure. Every dollar bill shows a specific race."
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