A Minnesota man has been barred from voting for five years after he admitted to attacking an elderly couple with a golf club, and punching the 80-year-old man in the head following Donald Trump’s loss to President Joe Biden.
Police said Mark A. Ulsaker, 51, who is a fervent Trump supporter, became enraged after seeing the elderly couple waving an anti-Trump sign on a street corner days after the November election, the Star Tribune reports.
Ulsaker, of Lino Lakes, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of threats of violence in connection with the attack on Nov. 8, the Star Tribune reports. In addition to losing his right to vote for five years, Ulsaker was sentenced to five years of probation and 100 hours of community service, and barred from possessing firearms. The sentence means Ulsaker won’t be able to vote for Trump if he runs again in 2024.
According to the report, Ulsaker pulled up next to the elderly couple, ages 80 and 78, in his pickup truck before shouting a vulgarity at them, police said. He later walked up from behind the couple and began swinging a golf club at their heads, before punching the man in the head.
A witness said the elderly couple’s sign read “Trumpers — thank God in greyhound he is gone,” echoing the lyrics of a Roy Clark country song, ‘Thank God and Greyhound You’re Gone,’ from the viewpoint of a man saying good riddance to his girlfriend,” the Star Tribune reported.
When police went to Ulsaker’s home, after receiving his license plate number from a witness, he resisted arrest and took a swing at one of the officers. After the officer drew a taser, Ulsaker calmed down and admitted to being a Trump supporter who was upset about the sign, adding that he also drove his pickup truck toward the elderly woman — but only to scare her.
Read the full report at the Star Tribune.