And I thought that the spat between Nelson ans Sidhu was a good example of a silly election season.Â Below we have some stories reported over the past couple of days by the Orange County Register about campaign trail shenanigans.
Police respond to reports of campaign-trail shenanigans
LOS ALAMITOS â€”The race for City Council grew tenser over the weekend, as candidates and residents lobbed new accusations against each other and â€” in three instances â€” police were summoned to the scene.
One of the complaints Saturday ended up on YouTube and featured prominent businessman George Briggeman Jr., who is not a candidate. Another call to the police came from candidate Dean Grose, who observed a car following him on the campaign trail. And the third police call featured three council members and three police cars.
None of the incidents involved a violation of law and no action was taken, Police Capt. Bruce McAlpine said Monday. Read More.
Candidate says opponent hit him with SUV
MISSION VIEJO â€“ Opposing sides of a divisive city election are being interviewed by investigators after a council candidate alleged he was assaulted by a supporter of a competing candidate.
Sheriff officials said there were no witnesses to the alleged assault, but are continuing an investigation into a report that a man driving an SUV struck a city council candidate with his vehicle after an argument erupted about campaign signs. Read More.
Wow. talk about your cat fights getting out of hand.