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Ohio Poll Worker Charged With Assault After Trying to Bite Off Voter's Nose

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"The next thing I know I'm head-butted and gettin' bit."

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A poll worker in Ohio has been charged with assault for allegedly trying to bite off the nose of a voter during an Election Day argument.

Police say 53-year-old James N. Williams of Cleveland was charged Thursday and jailed to await a court hearing Saturday.

He is accused of head-butting and trying to bite off the nose of a voter who helped a campaign volunteer in an argument over signs posted near a Cleveland polling place Tuesday. Greg Flanagan needed hospital treatment.

Flanagan told the poll worker not to act like an ass, but says that language didn't merit an attack. Williams was an Election Day rover, checking for voting problems.

Court records don't show an attorney for Williams and he cannot accept calls in jail.

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