Political events in Maine say they’ve by no means seen this type of destruction earlier than.
MAINE, Maine — With simply weeks to go earlier than the election, political marketing campaign indicators are nonetheless being vandalized and stolen.
“I am 70-years-old. I have been doing this for 40 years. We have by no means heard or skilled this,” stated Eleanor Dudek.
Eleanor Dudek stated eight of her Biden/Harris marketing campaign indicators have been stolen from the entrance yard of her Standish house.
“We felt offended that we have been simply exercising our free speech. Each evening when darkness falls, we go get the indicators which might be in entrance of our house and convey them again in for the evening,” stated Dudek.
The anger is why Biden supporters held a digital occasion Tuesday evening to debate the vandalism. They stated they wish to flip it into motion for the Democratic ticket.
“I’d like to know what the motivation is,” stated Dudek.
The vandalism is not simply taking place to Democratic indicators. Republican marketing campaign indicators are additionally being destroyed.
“The very first thing the Biden marketing campaign needs to be doing is telling their individuals to cease vandalizing our indicators. We have had hundreds stolen and vandalized throughout the state,” stated Maine GOP Government Director, Jason Savage.
Savage stated his workforce has pressed expenses in opposition to individuals destroying indicators.
“Cease infringing in your neighbors first modification proper. Depart different individuals’s issues alone. It is fairly fundamental. Everybody must respect that their neighbors can have a distinction of opinion with out destroying their stuff,” stated Savage.
Each Savage and Dudek stated they’ve by no means seen this type of destruction earlier than.
These caught vandalizing or eradicating political indicators in Maine might face fines as much as $250.