HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Ex- GOP lawmaker charged ...

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:01 PM

Ex- GOP lawmaker charged with assaulting poll worker

Source: ABC News

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A former North Carolina Republican lawmaker who was observing an early voting site in Wake Forest on behalf of his party was charged Friday with a Class 3 misdemeanor for allegedly assaulting a poll worker.

Gary Pendleton, a 73-year-old former state House lawmaker and former Wake County commissioner, confirmed the charge. He said he had pushed an early voting official who he says blocked his pathway to enter the polling site around 7:30 a.m.

At the direction of his county party, Pendleton said he had sought to gain access to the site an hour before the polls opened at 8 a.m. to make sure no fraudulent voting activities were taking place. He said he was met by a security guard who refused him entrance.

When he asked for a supervisor to let him in, the supervisor instructed him that he'd have to wait outside. Frustrated with the experience, Pendleton tried to re-enter about 20 minutes later, where he was again refused entry by the same elections official.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/gop-lawmaker-charged-assaulting-poll-worker-73661368?cid=clicksource_4380645_4_heads_hero_live_headlines_hed



He claims he was singled out and denied early access to the polling site because he's a GOPer.

6 replies, 1419 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply Ex- GOP lawmaker charged with assaulting poll worker (Original post)
groundloop Friday OP
Tribalceltic Friday #1
Sherman A1 Friday #2
OldBaldy1701E Friday #3
Illumination Saturday #4
Bayard Saturday #5
ck4829 Monday #6

Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:33 PM

1. I have a feeling

There's going to be a lot more of these and some with weapons soon!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:35 PM

2. "He claims he was singled out and denied early access to the polling site because he's a GOPer."

Perhaps he was denied access because he didn't belong there and was an A$$hole?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to groundloop (Original post)

Fri Oct 16, 2020, 08:49 PM

3. It is so difficult not to respond to this with:

"Yeah? And...?"

('This' being the fact that he says he was treated unfairly because he is a GOPer)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:06 AM

4. Is this guy with another wacky group, or is it just that he's a wacky N.C. Republican lawmaker?...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to groundloop (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 12:25 PM

5. Morons

trump and his minions just don't get it, or trying to ignore, that poll watchers have to be certified as such. I think they also have to go through training?

You can't just show up and demand to stand around glaring at people.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Oct 19, 2020, 07:19 AM

6. Kick

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread