Florida man pleads guilty to threatening poll workers

from: The Associated Press



MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man faces up to five years in prison for threatening poll workers during the August 2022 primary.

Joshua David Lubitz, 38, of Sunrise, pleaded guilty to threatening poll workers in federal court in Miami on Wednesday, according to court documents. His sentencing is scheduled for July 25.

According to court documents, Lubitz was at a polling station at the Sunrise Senior Center last August when he was heard counting the poll workers and saying, “Should I kill them one by one or should I blow the place up?” Lubitz was also heard say, “My father would love that; it would be easy” and “that would be nice and cute.”

As Lubitz drove away from the polling station, he reached out to two poll workers and made a threatening hand gesture in their direction, prosecutors said.

Sunrise is approximately 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Miami.

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