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Update: Campaign Signs Go Missing in Madison

Obama and Romney supporters in the borough say they have had signs disappear.

With less than two weeks left until the Nov. 6 election, instances of theft and vandalism involving campaign signs have been reported around the U.S.—including in Madison.

Some signs supporting President Obama and Mitt Romney reportedly went missing from Madison lawns recently.

Madison resident Tracy Young told the Huffington Post she woke to find her Obama sign was gone, and later learned hers wasn't the only one. She said she replaced her sign, and did not initially call police because she did not think it would do any good.

David Arthur, a member of the Madison Board of Education, said in a comment Thursday at least two Romney signs, including his, were stolen in the Fairwoods section of Madison, and Cary Miller said in a comment his Astri Baillie sign also vanished.

Obama signs also have been vandalized in Basking Ridge, where a sign reportedly was ripped up and placed in a resident's mailbox, as well as Ohio and Wisconsin, according to the Huffington Post report.

The report says a Baristanet post shows a Montclair resident whose Romney signs were stolen ended up posting a flier saying the sign thefts would only help Romney by leading the resident to buy another sign and donate $50 to Romney's campaign.

Jake Remaly October 25, 2012 at 02:42 PM
David, I appreciate what you're saying, thank you. Your comment also is the first I've seen or heard about the missing Romney signs in the Fairwoods section and have incorporated that information into the article as well. Jake Remaly, 973-452-1013
Catherine with a K October 25, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Classify this under "not news". In my, admittedly very limited experience, Rep signs go missing a little more than Dem -- only because the demographic of people who will steal signs (young people) matches more with the Dem demographic. But it happens both sides to be sure -- every election year.
Mikey D October 25, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Hear, Hear, Stephen! Well said.
Ann Hoag October 25, 2012 at 04:41 PM
My neighbor wanted us to get her a Romny sign, but her husband wasn't on board and gave it back to us. I put it near the road in front of Shop Rite and a week later all that is left is the sign holder.
Andrew October 25, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Drunk kids destroyed CHS's cougar... Probably the same people doing this. Where are the police? These people can't be invisible...

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