Campaign Signs Stolen

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Election campaign signs are being ripped right out of people's front yards in Colorado springs, now both political parties are coming together with a message for voters.

The election is a month away and with emotions running high, both the El Paso County Republican Chair and Democratic Chair want to put a stop to the vandalism.

Over the past few months several campaign signs were covered in spray paint and one Mitt Romney sign even had a swastika symbol drawn on it. The most common crime is to simply steal the signs. 11 News talked with one man who says he's frustrated someone stole his yard sign.

"Everybody has a right to their own political beliefs. Mine is with romney. I try to respect other people's rights, so they should respect mine. I think theft of signs is a sign of somebody being desperate." Jack Beuse said.

The chairs of both political parties say no matter what side of the fence you're on; they are urging voters to respect your neighbor’s beliefs and property.

In a statement released Tuesday morning the two party representatives said Campaigns spend thousands of dollars each campaign on their campaign yard signs.

Both parties also encourage anyone who has had their vehicles or other property vandalized to contact the Colorado Springs Police Department or the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

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