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Rep. Sara Hannan of Juneau says she has requested the Division of Motor Vehicles revoke the vanity license plate that spells “3REICH.”
Her action comes at the request of her constituent Libby Bakalar of Juneau, who is deeply involved with various liberal political causes and who is an internet sensation who specializes in vulgarity.
Presumably the 3REICH refers to Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich. But it may also be someone’s last name — there are at least 75 voters in Alaska with the last name of Reich.
The Third Reich means “Third Realm” or “Third Empire,” and was meant to indicate Nazi Germany’s heir to the Holy Roman Empire and the German Empire.
Bakalar also wants the state to cancel another vanity plate that spells out “FUHRER,” the German word for “ruthless leader,” often used to refer to Adolf Hitler.
At least five voters in Alaska have the last name of Fuhrer.
The process for removing a plate is not as simple as a representative demanding it. The Division of Motor Vehicles puts together a panel to review the plate in question, and the panel asks the owner of the plate about the meaning of it before making a decision.