DURHAM – The anti-police atmosphere has become so pervasive in Woke communities, that uniformed police officers coming to cast their vote are viewed as sources of voter intimidation at polling places.
That’s what happened in the Woke City of Durham, when two uniformed sheriffs deputies went to the Main Library early voting site to cast their votes in the election, but were instead asked to leave because their uniforms were too intimidating.
From Durham Herald-Sun:
“Two uniformed Durham County sheriff’s deputies were mistakenly turned away from an early voting site this week, according to aDurham County election official.
Former Sheriff Mike Andrews posted Tuesday on Facebook that two deputies were denied the right to vote while in uniform.
“Durham Board of Elections what is the problem,” he wrote in the post that has been shared more than 230 times. “I worked for 39 years in a uniform (and) never was turned away.”
Derek Bowens, the county’s elections director, confirmed that at least one deputy, possibly two, were turned away from the Main Library polling place downtown in error earlier this week.
Bowens said current Sheriff Clarence Birkhead reached out to after the incident, and the deputies were told they could come back and vote. […]”
A mistake? Well, obviously, but not a mistake in which they mistook the officers for some random armed people coming to the polling place. Indeed, the fact that they were law enforcement officers was unmistakable, but the influence of the Woke has cast cops as villains and significant factions of voters on the Left have embraced this hysteria to the point where the mere presence of police represents some sort of violence against them.
The election officials pointed to the deputies having ‘weapons’ as the main cause for concern:
“[…] There was concerns from an intimidation standpoint about weapons from the site coordinator,” Bowens said. “She did voice concerns to the sheriff, but that was completely an error in terms of not letting them come in.”
In general, it is the responsibility of the site coordinator under law to maintain peace and good order in the polling place, Bowens said.
Part of that includes preventing voter intimidation, he said.
If the site coordinator thinks an activity is disrupting order or impeding access to voting, he or she can tell people to leave, he said.
“There is no direct statutory prohibition to weapons in the voting enclosure, but if it is causing intimidation and uproar it is the responsibility of that site coordinator to maintain peace and good order,” he said. […]”
Consider how Woke one must be to legitimately view the presence of these officers as such a threat as to disrupt order or impede access to the polling place. Consider how delusional one must be to become uproarious, or to be scared to go vote, because a cop is also in line to vote.
This is the movement Democrats are voting for as they cast their ballots for Biden, Cooper, and all the other Democrats that embody, or have been captured by, the Woke Revolution.
Read more about this ‘mistake’ here.