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Alamance GOP headquarters vandalized

Posted November 4

A security camera captured an image of a man Burlington police suspect of vandalizing the Alamance County Republican Party headquarters on Nov. 4, 2016.
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— Police said Friday they are searching for a man suspected of vandalizing the Alamance County Republican Party headquarters in Burlington.

Police said a sign and a brick wall at the office, at 2659 Ramada Road, had been spray-painted, including an obscenity directed at presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Alamance County GOP Chairman Ben York called the incident troubling and unacceptable, but he said the party wouldn't be deterred by it.

"We are open for business, and we have a lot of work to do in the next four days, and nothing is going to get in the way," York said in a statement.

A security camera captured an image of a man in a hooded sweatshirt outside the building at about 2:15 a.m. Friday, and police want to talk to him.

The vandalism comes three weeks after the Orange County GOP office in Hillsborough was firebombed. No one was hurt in that incident, and no arrests have been made.

Also last month, GOP leaders in Pamlico County said someone shot at party headquarters windows there with a BB gun.

Anyone with information about the Alamance County incident is asked to call the Burlington Police Department at 336-229-3503 or Alamance County Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.

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  • Marilyn Loftin Nov 5, 5:20 a.m.
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    Republicans don't wear hooded sweatshirts.

  • Larry Price Nov 4, 6:40 p.m.
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    Looks like the ghost of Richard Nixon to me!!!

  • Paul Maxwell Nov 4, 6:21 p.m.
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    Candidate Trump has used this exact language in more than one of his rallies. I don't see the problem.

  • Edward Anderson Nov 4, 3:02 p.m.
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    View quoted thread



    +1

  • Raleigh Rose Nov 4, 2:43 p.m.
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    Considering a black church in Mississippi was spray painted "Vote Trump" and set on fire and a Trump supporter was arrested and charged in Ohio for dumping manure outside of a Democratic headquarters, the Republicans can hardly claim the high ground. It's sad that we have people from both sides doing stuff like this. The church and the headquarters in Ohio, plus the Rep office that was fire bombed and now this clearly shows that BOTH sides have people who seemingly just want to be little you-know-what holes. And these people on either side that do these things are equally wrong and disgusting.

  • Kris Dawn Nov 4, 2:03 p.m.
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    Wow. Love how the news just completely leaves out he had painted his face white in the description. FIVE BUCKS if a white person did the opposite it would be ALL over the news. ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
    L over.

  • Karen Orndorff Nov 4, 2:02 p.m.
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    And they call us deplorable.

  • Tron Carter Nov 4, 1:45 p.m.
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    Going "white face" to vandalize the GOP is racist.