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Congresswoman ‘Whisked Away’ From NC Polling Site After ‘Maskless White Man’ Shows Up With Gun

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Congresswoman ‘Whisked Away’ From NC Polling Site After ‘Maskless White Man’ Shows Up With Gun




Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) was forced to hurriedly leave one of the largest Democratic polling precincts in North Carolina on Tuesday after a man showed up with a gun.

“As several prominent local female politicians spoke at precinct 212, one of the largest Democratic polling places in the state, the event was cut short when a maskless white man open carrying a gun showed up and began circling the property,” the verified Twitter account of Charlotte Agenda documented in a lengthy Twitter thread.



“Congresswoman Adams was quickly whisked away, and Mayor Lyles left soon after. Poll watchers said the man was here for nearly an hour before heading in to vote,” the account noted.

According to the eyewitness report, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department was called to the scene a short time later. Officers took the man’s information and told him not to return to the polling site.

“North Carolina is an open-carry state, so he technically was not breaking the law. Still, voters and volunteers here are describing this as voter intimidation,” Charlotte Agenda noted in a subsequent tweet.

“If they saw a Black man with a gun they would have emptied the whole damn precinct,” poll watcher Tim Carmichael told Charlotte Agenda.




Volunteers said a handful of people left without voting when they saw him.

“I wasn’t intimidated. The polls are safe,” city councilwoman Renee Perkins Johnson said.





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