A Donald Trump supporter has been filmed harassing an Australian television personality as she drove past a Trump rally, taunting her as he appears to take note of her licence plate.
Ajay Rochester, the former host of Australia’s The Biggest Loser, shared a video of her driving past a pro-Trump rally in Beverly Hills, California, over the weekend to TikTok
As Ms Rochester is driving along, while filming those at the rally, one man follows her, waving a sword with a Trump flag stuck to the end.
At first he says things such as “your mother voted for Trump”, though at the end of the video, he is heard intimidating Ms Rochester.
“We got your plates, we got you,” the man is heard saying, he then walks to the front of Ms Rochester’s car and appears to either take a photo of her licence plate, or take down the details on his phone.
“We’ve got you now,” he then says.
“You’re going to vote for Trump whether you like it or not, you’ve got no choice.
“You cannot resist Trump, we got you.”
In the caption of the TikTok video, Ms Rochester explained the original video was taken down from the platform, as did the same video she re-uploaded.
In the caption of the now-deleted video, Ms Rochester said she did nothing to incite the man.
In a follow-up video, she said she did report the incident to Beverly Hills police, and Business Insider Australia confirmed this by viewing her call logs.
However, a representative from Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed to Business Insider there was no official police report filed regarding the incident.
Ms Rochester said in another video uploaded to TikTok the rally happens every weekend across the road from a voting centre and she did not intend to drive through it.
According to Forbes, the US has seen a surge in voter intimidation in the lead up to the US election.
One hotline that people can call to report voter intimidation has received over 100,000 calls since July, CNET reported.
“Federal law says that ‘no person … shall intimidate, threaten, coerce … any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of [that] person to vote or to vote as he may choose’,” the American Civil Liberties Union says.
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