Were the New York City primary results influenced by voter fraud? A video surfaced Wednesday showing photographer Christian Hansen at a Brooklyn polling site facing several threats of violence.
"It was the worst day, the most difficult day of photography in my entire life," Hansen said of his attempt to take pictures on the day of the New York primaries.
Hansen was told to film at I.S. 71, the Juan Morel Campos Secondary School, in South Williamsburg, which is a site previously involved with voter fraud, according to Gothamist.
Hansen wanted to photograph inside the polling site, even asking the board of elections coordinator for permission, but was soon ejected for taking pictures.
The real trouble began when Hansen filmed poll workers outside the building.
"I just need to ask you why you won't let me photograph inside," Hansen asked.
"If you take a picture, I'm gonna hit you," one poll worker said. "Put your camera down, keep walking or I'm gonna hit you.'"
Hansen told the workers he was on the street and exercising his rights, but the worker did not stop threatening him, at one point even appearing to rush at Hansen.
From a distance, the poll worker can be heard telling Hansen that he was lucky a police officer was present, or he would have "dropped" him. He then threatened to shoot the photographer saying, "I'm letting you know if I come back out here, I'll shoot you son."
"They need to figure out what the rules are for photographing inside and make them clear to the workers," Hansen said. "Maybe put a little section in the manual that says 'Photography is not evil.'"