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South Florida Man Threatens Election Workers, Now Faces Federal Prison

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BROWARD COUNTY, FL ( (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The United States Department of Justice tells that a South Florida man just admitted to threatening election workers during a federal primary election held in August of 2022.

Joshua David Lubitz, 38, of Sunrise now faces years in federal prison.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on August 17, 2022, Lubitz entered a polling station located within the Sunrise Senior Center. While inside, Lubitz was heard counting election workers and saying, “should I kill them one by one or should I blow the place up.” He was also heard saying, “my dad would love this. It would be easy” and “this would be nice and sweet.” Lubitz left the center, walked to the parking lot, and entered his car.  As he drove past the polling site entrance, Lubitz extended his arm toward two poll workers and made a threatening gesture toward them with his hand.

Lubitz is scheduled for sentencing on July 25, before U.S. District Judge Rodolfo A. Ruiz.  He faces up to five years in prison.  U.S Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida and Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey B. Veltri of the FBI, Miami Field Office, made the announcement.    



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