A Donald Trump supporter says he was threatened with arrest while working a polling location in a predominately Democratic neighborhood in Akron.
Ian Erne told Channel 3 News today that he was at the Helen Arnold Community Learning Center and was passing out Summit County GOP slate voting cards when he clashed with Democrats at the location.
Erne said he was outside the restricted zone and was handing his cards to voters.
On several occasions, he said, a Democratic Party worker took the card from the voter and handed the voter a Democratic candidate card.
Erne said he called Akron police on three occasions.
It was after the third call that officers ordered him to leave.
“They said you have 10 seconds to leave or you will be arrested,” Erne said.
Akron police confirmed they were called to the scene. No reports were immediately available.
In one of his 911 calls, Erne expresses fear.
“This is my second time calling, please do not make it the third, I may not have a chance to make it a third,” Erne said in the 911 audio recording.
In an interview later, Erne did not back down.
“It was clearly voter intimidation,” Erne said.
Erne, 45, said he was asked to leave the polling location after he allegedly broke the barrier boundaries for volunteers handing out materials at the location.