A poll worker was reprimanded for wearing clothes that expressed support for former US President Donald Trump during Tuesday’s recall election in California.
A photo of a worker wearing a “Trump 2020” hat and a T-shirt that reads “Where’s Hunter” at a polling station in West Hollywood (a reference to Hunter Biden) started trending on Twitter, sparking outrage.
Social media users soon began questioning the legitimacy of an election worker showing political bias.
The Los Angeles County registrar-recorder/county clerk said late Tuesday that the worker was contacted following these reports and was “advised that the dress was inappropriate and unacceptable”. He said that he is no longer working as an election worker.
The poll worker was not identified by LA County. It is still unclear whether the poll worker was asked to leave after being reprimanded or opted to do so.
Meanwhile, California Governor Gavin Newsom evaded Republican efforts to oust him in the recall election.
He told reporters late Tuesday: “It appears we are enjoying a massive ‘no’ vote tonight here in the state of California.”
Mr Newsom became the second governor in US history to have pulled off a recall effort. The only other person to do so was Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in 2012.
Joe Biden on Monday offered Mr Newsom’s last-minute help and compared his rival and leading Republican candidate Larry Elder to Donald Trump. Mr Biden had said: “You can either have Gavin Newsom as your governor, or you’ll get Donald Trump.”
Mr. Elder began to make retrospective claims of voter fraud even before the results were decided. But after the result was declared, he immediately agreed and called upon his supporters to accept the result.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk / California