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  •  As a good lawyer would argue (none)
    ...the criminal statute evidences the public policy of the state.  You wouldn't sue under the criminal statute, you would simply refer to it as expressing the state's public policy.  The cause of action would be "wrongful termination in violation of public policy."  The difficulty here would be arguing that the employer's actions were meant to intimidate her (or other employees) into voting in a certain way, rather than punishing her for her political views.  Again, a good lawyer could easily make this argument.

    I contacted a 'bama lawyer active in Dem state politics.  He's looking at the case and will get back to me.

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