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New Jersey Mayor Punched in Face at Voting Booth Because New Jersey

Bogota Mayor Tito Jackson, Jr.settle down — got one of those “I Voted” stickers when he went to the polls today. Then he got punched in the face.

Jackson alleged to police that Sal Trotta, father of a rival borough council candidate Tina Trotter, accosted him after he voted and, in the ensuing scuffle, gave him the old Bogota five-finger.

Jackson said he was not hurt in the altercation with the septuagenarian. “He didn’t beat me up,” Jackson said. “He punched me in the face. That’s the ridiculousness of the other side. He took my phone out of my hand and punched me. I’m not hurt. My face is a little swollen.”

“No one should be harassed or intimated,” Jackson said. “I feel very strongly about this. Hopefully at the end of the day we show these people the door.”

New Jersey is a suburb of New York.

[h/t Politicker NJ]

[Image via Borough of Bogota]

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