As if early voting wasn't a butt-hurting experience already.
Broward voters who have hit up the Tamarac Branch Library to do some early voting have seen their cars towed away from a strip mall across the street after after being forced to park there due to a full library parking lot.
The Casa Linda Plaza strip mall on NW 57th Street ain't care that people showed up to exercise their civic duty. They need that lot vacant for the people who come to get a pedicure.
The cost of towing: $124.
The towing company, All County Towing, says the strip-mall property owner called it after asking elections staff to help them remove the cars.
Ben Kuncman, who owns the restaurant First Watch, says he tried to alert voters at least three times that the tow company was coming to jack their cars. Kuncman, who uses a wheelchair, says people just laughed him off. He also claims some voters were blaming him for their getting towed (even though he tried to warn them). One guy went so far as to blame Kuncman for ruining his son's Halloween.
Laughing at a guy in a wheelchair and blaming him for wrecking Halloween? Maybe those voters deserve to get their cars towed. Douchemove, voters!
Kuncman also claims to have gotten a death threat. Nice.
About ten businesses operate out of the strip mall.
County elections officials are urging voters to park at the library. Those who find the library parking lot full will have to find another public place to park several blocks away. Or they can take their chances and leave their vehicle at the strip mall.
If they get towed, they can always blame Kuncman, the ruiner of children's dreams.
Having your car towed for 124 bucks has to be the saddest, most inadvertent voter suppression ever.
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