A recall election officer in California has been “released” from his role for wearing pro-Donald Trump clothing to work, election officials said.
The man, who has not been identified, wore a Trump-themed hat, t-shirt and face mask while working at a West Hollywood polling station on Tuesday, according to multiple media outlets.
After a photo of the man began circulating on social media, the Los Angeles County Registrar’s office said he was “contacted and told the outfit was inappropriate and unacceptable.”
“Based on his response and information that other workers had already advised him on this matter, he was released and no longer works at the polling center,” the office added on Twitter.
The man was first “advised and asked not to wear anything political” on Monday, registrar-registrar’s office spokesperson Mike Sanchez told KTLA.
“But he always came to wear it,” Sanchez added. “Due to his response and the breaking of the rules, he was released. “
Anti-election rules in California prohibit “the visible display or audible broadcast of information that advocates for or against any candidate or measure on the ballot” within 100 feet of polling stations.
However, Trump was not a candidate in the election in which California Governor Gavin Newsom (R) won.
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