A Texas judge has resigned after she was caught on camera screaming at a confused Black voter who could not figure out where to vote.
According to the local ABC affiliate
, Williamson County judge Lila Guzman, who is also an election official, was caught on video yelling at the voter to leave an election site on Friday.
“Get out. Get out. Get out. You are rude,” she screamed. “You are not following the law. Go. Go.”
Guzman also threatened to call the cops on the voter, whose identity has yet to be revealed. The voter was forced to leave before police arrived at the venue.
The third party who filmed the video
shared her side of the story to the news station.
“I was like, ‘This is getting out of hand.’ So I began to record,“ the voter who captured the video said. ”She did tell her she couldn’t vote there, but she didn’t say where in Travis. The lady did have an accent. She could’ve been new to the country. I don’t know, but she needed some help.“
Williamson County Elections Administrator Chris Davis told the ABC affiliate
that Guzman’s actions were not characteristic of the county’s poll workers, supervisors, election judges, and clerks.
”We always train them and advise them to maintain control of the situation politely and answer voters’ questions and give voters options so situations like these don’t escalate,” he said while also apologizing that the incident even happened.
“I regret that that incident happened with that poll worker because that voter was just trying to get answers that weren’t being provided to her in a way that we train our poll workers to give,” he said.