Fist fight breaks out between candidate, opponent supporter outside precinct
A Mississippi political candidate got into a brawl Tuesday with an opponent’s supporter outside a polling place.
The incident occurred Tuesday in Holly Springs, Mississippi, and was captured on cell phone video.
The incident began, WREG-TV in Memphis reports, when words were exchanged between Sheri Ann McClatchy, an election commissioner, and a supporter of her challenger.
The supporter was identified as Pearlie Howell, who was campaigning for McClatchy’s challenger Jamarr Walton.
In the video heated words lead to fists flying and then a tussle on the ground before police were called.
Police are investigating the incident.