Pro-Obama Signs Shot Up and Defaced in Lubbock, Texas

| by Michael Allen

Democrats are investigating widespread vandalism against pro-Obama signs in Lubbock, Texas.

A picture (seen here) of a bullet-ridden sign which says: “Lubbock Supports Obama 2012,” was posted by KBLK-TV.

The Lubbock Democrats posted a picture on their Facebook page of another sign with “N*GGER” written on it, reports RawStory.com.

Lubbock Democratic Party chairperson Kenny Ketner said at a press conference Sunday: “Hundreds of Obama yard signs have been stolen from neighborhoods all across Lubbock. We have had over half a dozen of our large 4×4 and 4×8 signs stolen, vandalized, or shot. And as of about 1 a.m. this morning, we can add hate crime to the list, as two of our 4×4 signs at 26th and University Ave. were vandalized with the n-word written multiple times and mustard sprayed all over the signs.”

On Monday morning, Carl Tepper, head of the local Republican Party, reportedly accused Democrats of vandalizing their own signs during an interview with a local radio station.