64-Year-Old Trump Supporter Shoved to Ground During Election Day Brawl

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By Jillian Kay Melchior | 5:33 pm, November 8, 2016
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A 64-year-old Trump supporter was pushed to the ground this morning in an Election Day brawl outside a polling station in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

The brawl began when the 64-year-old woman, who had just cast her vote, overheard a 29-year-old Green Party campaigner talking to voters. The older woman began urging voters to support Trump, according to the Washtenaw sheriff’s office.

The two began to argue, and the Green Party campaigner accused the 64-year-old woman of electioneering within 100 yards of a polling station, which is prohibited by law, the sheriff’s office said.

“It got physical, with one pushing the other. … During that time, the third party, this man, came out of nowhere to get involved in this altercation and forcefully pushed down the 64-year-old woman,” said Derrick Jackson, spokesman for the Washtenaw Sheriff.

The man then fled the scene, and authorities have not yet identified him. No one, including the victim, was hurt or arrested, Jackson said.

The sheriff’s office is sending a report to the prosecutor to determine if any charges should be filed against the two women. They have not yet determined if the 64-year-old was illegally campaigning, Jackson said.