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When District resident Shaun Snyder came back from the Republican National Convention, he had an epiphany. He’d taken stacks of T-shirts, key chains, and bumper stickers to Philadelphia to spread the word about D.C.’s voteless state. Now what could he do with the leftover items? By snipping away at the bumper sticker depicting the new D.C. license plate slogan, “Taxation Without Representation,” Snyder discovered that he could perfectly cover the current slogan, “Celebrate & Discover,” on his own plates. “My friends said they thought it looked good,” says Snyder. Local officials may not be so thrilled with the aesthetics: Though the new plates will be available in October, District law bars obstructing any part of the current license plates, says Department of Motor Vehicles spokesperson Larry Brown. “I don’t see the big deal, since it’s the way plates are going to look anyway,” says Snyder. —Laura Lang

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