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Two Precinct Clerks In Florida Fired Over Voter Intimidation Fight

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Blake Neff Reporter
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Two precinct clerks in a critical Florida county were unceremoniously fired Tuesday for engaging in illegal voter intimidation and fighting with one another.

The incident occurred in Pompano Beach in Broward County, a massive county north of Miami where Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will have to run up a big margin to offset Donald Trump’s advantage in other parts of the state.

Both Republican and Democratic poll watchers called the police to report possible voter intimidation, according to NBC Miami. When police arrived, though, they instead found a fight between two precinct clerks. The exact nature of the feud hasn’t been reported, but superintendent of elections Brenda Snipes heard about the fight and promptly fired both. Officials have been mum about what the nature of the fight was, and what the supposed intimidation was that prompted it.

One of the fired clerks was a Democrat, and one a Republican.

Meanwhile, West Palm Beach County had an incident in which a Republican handing out literature allegedly pepper-sprayed a Democratic voter, who allegedly responded by throwing her to the ground and punching her.

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