These incidents happened in a red state. Louisiana went for Romney in ‘12.
It happened in my town on the MS Gulf Coast. I had to go get dog food that night. I carried just in case.
It happened in Hazlehurst well. One welfare queen loudly exclaimed ‘imma burn dis place down!’ when she found her card wasn’t working.
I’ve since heard that particular walmart started just letting them have $50 of groceries ‘free’ apparently to stave off what happened in Philadelphia Miss.
States are not “blue” or “red”. There are “blue” and “red” areas within each state.