Justin Timberlake possibly in trouble with the law over ballot selfie

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Now even Justin Timberlake has been forced to deal with the question of whether a ballot selfie is legal.

Timberlake flew from California to Tennessee to vote early this week, but his posting of an image of himself at the voting booth on Instagram on Monday drew questions about whether he was breaking the law.

A Tennessee law that took effect earlier this year bars voters from taking photographs or video while they’re inside a polling location.

Federal courts have struck down bans in New Hampshire and Indiana, and on Monday, a judge in Michigan blocked enforcement of a ban on ballot selfies, saying it violates free speech.

Tennessee Secretary of State spokesman Adam Ghassemi is reminding voters to use their phones inside polling locations only to help them vote.

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  1. Anyone wonder why it is a “big deal” to take a picture inside the polling booth? Maybe a certain party doesn’t want anyone to see evidence that a vote was cast for the other guy…If a pic exists they cant lie about the results in real time like they always do! Our government is insane!!!!

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