A Donald Trump campaign sign lined with hidden razor blades was posted outside a polling place on Tuesday in Plano, Texas.
The Trump sign was reportedly covering a “Vote Here” notice and was within 100 feet of the early voting location, a violation of election rules. A precinct official at Collin County College ordered a volunteer to take the sign down, but the polling station volunteer’s hand was sliced open when he attempted remove it.
Steve Spainhouer, Democratic chair in Collin County Precinct 122, told CBS DFW the political stunt was “deplorable” and it “shows how far we’ve come in politics where people want to be so mean, so hateful to try and injure somebody who’s probably got no political party persuasion one way or another and is just working at a poll.”
“It’s terrible we’ve become so polarized in our politics,” Spainhouer added.
The volunteer reportedly suffered minor cuts and did not seek medical treatment.
Collin County Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbert told Fox 4 he doesn’t see the stunt as an innocent “prank.”
“It wasn’t a prank as far as it looked to me, it looks like something intentional to hurt somebody,” he added. “These things on the surface look one way, but you can’t jump to conclusions, which is why they need to be investigated thoroughly.”
The crime was reported to Collin County College police and the Texas rangers and the sign has been confiscated by law enforcement. No arrests have been made in the case.