Ballot Selfies Could Lead To Voter Pressure, Expert Says

By William Gorta (August 29, 2017, 9:07 PM EDT) -- Allowing voters to take selfies with their marked ballots could allow groups to put pressure on members to reveal their votes, a political science professor testified Tuesday in the New York federal bench trial of a suit by voters who claim the selfie ban violates their First Amendment rights.

U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel asked E. Scott Adler, a professor of political science at the University of Colorado Boulder, whether a group like the National Rifle Association or a church could use the phenomenon of ballot selfies to enforce orthodoxy in voting.

Adler, testifying as an expert witness on behalf...

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