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Election Vandalism: The Day After

Yesterday our parish hall was a polling place in the Prince George’s County Elections.  Less than 500 voters came out but the campaign workers gave out pamphlets and cards, shouted the names of candidates, littered the property with signs, etc.  When the election was over, they disappeared, leaving all their trash behind.  It was a real mess! 

CLICK THE PICTURE ABOVE  to see the pictures I took this morning.  They demonstrate the level of disrespect they showed this church and the local community.  Another property on 450 is posted against tresspassers and dumping.  It is surrounded by campaign signs.  I guess private property and anti-littering laws do not mean much to those who would be elected officials and to many of those who would support them.

2 Responses

  1. Hi Father Joe,
    I live in Bowie, MD, and work in a liquor store. I’m not surprised about the litter. Right before the election, election workers came into our store in the morning, smelling of alcohol, and buying more.

  2. In my state, the whole place was littered with screamin’ yellow anti-gay marriage signs for days after the referendum. Of all the parts of a campaign, sign removal is always the most poorly coordinated, for some reason.

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