NC Democratic headquarters attacked same night as GOP office
The attack on the Republican North Carolina office wasn’t isolated.
In a message posted to Twitter, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump blamed the attack on “[a]nimals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina.”
But Orange County Democratic Party Chair Matt Hughes told Raw Story on Monday that vandals had also targeted his offices in Carrboro. Both attacks were said to have occurred early Sunday morning.
According to Hughes, staffers found the words “Death to Capitalism” scrawled on the OCDP headquarters when they came into work.
“There’s a chilling effect,” he explained. “We have staff and we have volunteers who work in that office… I’m one of those folks who sometimes works late into the night in a party office and you wonder about your safety when you look at things like what happened [to the GOP office] in Hillsborough or something like ‘Death to Capitalism.’ A lot of folks see that as a threat, not even a veiled threat.”
Hughes called the two incidents “a heck of a coincidence.”