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Man Hangs Clinton Effigy, Says 'Vote Trump' (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Billy Pitner recently hung a wet suit dressed in women's clothing and a blonde wig, meant to represent Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, from a noose that was attached to a crane near Sutherlin, Oregon (video below).

"I'm allowed to have my feelings, right, wrong, or indifferent," Pitner told KVAL on Sept. 11. "Here you are. Got your attention, didn't it?"

Pitner insisted that the display draws attention to a supposed crime committed by Clinton, but threatening a presidential candidate can also be a crime.

The display includes a sign that states: "Vote Trump," "Uranium One" and, "Treason Ask Her?"

Pitner told the news station that a local priest requested that he remove the display, but he plans to keep it up and change the signs daily.

According to Real Clear Politics, Clinton leads Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in three out of four polls in Oregon, with one poll giving her a 13-point lead. Over in the swing state of North Carolina, police are getting involved in some Trump-rally related assaults.

Shirley Teeter, a 69-year-old protester, was punched during a Trump rally in Asheville, North Carolina, on Sept. 12, according to police.

"People need to know what state of agitation [Trump] puts people in," Teeter told the Citizen-Times.

Teeter, who uses an oxygen tank for her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, recalled that she was in the hospital until 2 a.m. on Sept. 13.

The Trump campaign did not respond to the newspaper's inquiry about the incident.

Police said there was a warrant out for the man who hit Teeter, and for another man in a gray shirt who was caught on video grabbing, and possibly hitting, a protester.

Jeff Pinter, the protester, said the man in the gray shirt raised his fists, so he (Pinter) grabbed his wrists.

The man in the gray shirt is seen grabbing Pinter's shirt, and appears to punch him.

According to Buncombe County Republican Chairman Nathan West, some protesters cursed at rally goers and called them names such as "racists" and "Nazis."

"I saw one dust-up where a protester bumped into a younger man and things escalated momentarily but was quickly resolved as other supporters grabbed the young man and pulled him back and [Asheville police] arrived within seconds," West recalled.

Matthew Quinn, assistant special agent in charge of North Carolina operations for the Secret Service, said the Trump campaign had the right to remove attendees from the private event.

Sources: KVAL, Citizen-TimesReal Clear Politics / Photo credit: Media24/YouTube

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