Clinton, Trump voters get in tussle after voting in Michigan

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, MICH. - What started as a verbal altercation between two women-- one a Hillary Clinton supporter and the other a Donald Trump supporter-- turned physical at a polling location in Ypsilanti Township this morning after a man pushed one of the women down on the ground.

Reports of the incident at the Moose Lodge 782 located at 5506 Stony Creek Rd. began to surface shortly after 10 a.m.

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office spokesman Derrick Jackson told the Free Press that the two female voters had just voted and were outside the polling location when they got into a verbal altercation about the candidates who they voted for.

"A male subject interjected himself into the argument, ended up pushing down one of the females and then more people started getting involved in this back and forth verbal altercation," Jackson said, adding that no one had to be transported to the hospital. "It all began with them arguing back and forth about their particular candidate."

He said it's unclear who the man was supporting. The ages and names of the individuals involved wasn't immediately available.

Deputies arrived on the scene shortly after the altercation, Jackson said, and de-escalated the situation. He said deputies identified everyone involved, but no one was arrested and everyone was released at the sce

ne. He said a report will be forwarded to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office.

Jackson said both of the women were voters and neither work for the Trump or Clinton campaigns.

A woman reached by phone at the Ypsilanti Township Clerk's office said they had not received any reports of the incident.

(2016 © Detroit Free Press)


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