MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Tempers were flying over voting problems in Shelby County. Although the fight didn't involve an angry voter, and there have been plenty of those as early voting problems mount in Shelby County.
The fight was actually between a Shelby County election commissioner and an election employee.
"Occasionally tempers get frayed, people are tired, they are working very long hours and so that may happen from time to time," said Robert Meyers, chairman of the Shelby County Election Commission.
It all started when Commissioner George Monger asked an employee about providing some election data.
Things quickly got heated, and the employee walked out of the meeting.
"The only thing I want is what the public wants, and that is information," Monger said. "There is a constant disrespect for the board of commissioners here. I don't know where it started but it is going to stop today."
The employee couldn't be reached for comment.
"One of the things about being an election commissioner, or an election commission employee is it is a pressure filled job," Meyers said. "Obviously you guys are here, there is some pressure just associated with the presence of the cameras if you will."
Meyers said he believes the commission has fleshed out many of the problems that plagued early voting.