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'Voodoo stuff' used against would-be North Miami mayor

Anna Pierre's introduction to North Miami politics has included intimidation and voodoo tactics.

On Easter Sunday somebody placed voodoo artifacts outside the door of her campaign office.

"I wish I knew," said Pierre, when asked if she had any idea who did it.

She said thinks one of her opponents may be behind the intimidation.

Pierre, who is not related to current Mayor Andre Pierre, is running for mayor.

She says the tactics against her have also included nasty phone calls and sign stealing.

The voodoo items placed outside her campaign office have included candles, food and dolls with pins stuck in them.

"At first it bothers me," she said. "Not that I am scared, but to see how dirty, how low can people go."

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Voodoo is practiced by people in Haiti, and around the world, including the U.S. Voodoo has a spooky reputation, but it is a bona fide religion.

There is a huge Haitian population in North Miami.

Pierre said she's famous in her birth country of Haiti, recording a hit pop song before coming to America.

Her popularity there, she says, is helping her gain support here as she runs for mayor.

"The voodoo stuff, I don't know who's doing it, but I'm not afraid," she said. "It's just intimidation to ...  slow me down. But you know what? I'm not going to slow down until the finish line."