Usher Cut in Line to Vote

By: Alexis L. Loinaz, E! News Email
By: Alexis L. Loinaz, E! News Email

Usher certainly rocked the vote—and not in a good way.

The R&B crooner has come under scrutiny for reportedly cutting ahead in line while voting in an Atlanta suburb, and election bigwigs are asking polling-site officials for an explanation.

The singer voted Tuesday at a community center in Roswell. But when he arrived, election officials reportedly zipped him through a back door of the precinct and straight to the front of the line, bypassing others who'd been waiting ahead of him.

The move infuriated other voters, who vented their frustration to local officials and news outlets. The singer also reportedly whipped out his camera phone and shot photos of the polling station.

After being put on the defensive, election officials said in a statement that that site's poll manager "was directed to ensure that [Usher's] presence would not become a distraction by taking necessary measures to move [him] through the process as expeditiously as possible. At no point was this decision made for preferential treatment, but to minimize and avoid a distraction at the poll."

Officials also said that the singer's camp informed the precinct beforehand that the star would be arriving, and that they had given him permission to shoot the photos.

Still, looks like someone didn't win the popular vote here.

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