I’m not one for moderating comments. But if a comment goes into moderation, it is usually because it is from a first-time commenter. I read all those comments. One came across today with some very harsh suggestions for an elected official. I do not condone that on this blog. I may have issues with some elected officials, but the actions suggested are NEVER justifiable under any circumstances. I understand things are very heated with Regulation 225, but let’s use a bit of decorum moving forward. This is not the News Journal’s Facebook page. I want to hear from my readers, but I can’t allow certain things to be said about anyone, whether I like them or not. Not to mention that the very suggestion of some of those actions is illegal under Delaware State Code. Rant over.
It is illegal to steal or vandalize campaign signs. Despite that, people are still doing it. So far, Ashley Sabo in Red Clay and Jeff Day in Christina have reported signs are missing at polling stations. If you are a candidate or volunteering for a candidate, please comment on this thread. I will need to know which polling location or school and approximately how many signs are missing. I will be doing a full-scale investigation into this. Ask the schools if they have outdoor cameras and ask to see the footage for the past week. Also ask the school if they moved them for any reason: lawn work, too close to a flag pole, etc. Thank you!
Updated, 11:14am: Austin Auen of Lake Forest is reporting some of his signs are missing at some schools.
I’ve had a few of my campaign signs disappear, but I expected that. I know one was removed from Del-Dot, along with one of my opponents because you aren’t allowed to put them at this location. Not sure why, but the big wooden sign for the Dover Days festival is there too. One met a tragic end from what I assume was a riding lawn mower. But I digress.
Liz Paige, a candidate (and incumbent) for the Christina School Board, had ALL of her signs stolen that she put at the polling stations for the election tomorrow. In Christina, candidates are allowed to put their signs up at the schools that are the polling places ahead of time. In Capital you can only do so the day of the election. Paige put hers up weeks ago. Ironically, Desiree Brady, Paige’s opponent, still has her signs up. Paige confirmed the signs disappeared this weekend. What the idiot who did this may not realize is many of the schools DO have cameras. So good luck with that one sign thief. Today, signs were found in a dumpster. And they could very well have fingerprints on them.
Stealing campaign signs is ILLEGAL folks. Even for a school board election. If someone is stupid enough to steal school board campaign signs, I would suggest some therapy. Paige’s sign is below. If you see them hanging out anywhere in the Christina area, call the cops and let them know. I endorsed Paige a couple months ago, but since she has to deal with this idiocy, I’m going to endorse her again! Have I ever double endorsed anyone?
But as if what happened to her signs weren’t bad enough, apparently a teacher in the district actually got caught handing out campaign flyers for Desiree Brady to other teachers… during school hours. The teacher was at work on Friday, went to the Principal’s office, and wasn’t there today. For the love of God, just let people run for the school board. It’s not like it’s Donald Trump! It’s a school board. While immensely important to folks who live in the area, is it really worth your job or your criminal record to do stupid stuff?
The most important thing all citizens in Delaware can do tomorrow in districts where there is a contest is get out and vote. For Christina residents, I would vote for Paige. For Capital residents, what can I say? Vote for Kevin Ohlandt. I heard he has a lot of ideas! 🙂