University of Iowa Student Finds His Romney Sign Vandalized with Racial Slur Near Iowa City Residence

A University of Iowa student with a Mitt Romney sign reported finding it vandalized this morning.


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A University of Iowa student who supports Mitt Romney was disappointed to find this morning that his Romney/Ryan yard sign had been vandalized.

The Daily Iowan reported that the sign, located on the corner of Market and Lucas streets, was seen Friday morning with the words “I [heart symbol] N*****s”, “Obama”, “99% F**k”, “1% F**k” and “Rich forever” scribbled on the sign. The large R for Romney was also removed. 

The paper reported that the student, Michael Richardson, 19, found the sign on his way to school this morning (article includes photo of sign.)

“I was really surprised, we just found it this morning when we went to class,” he said.

Vandalism incidents against both candidates are apparently not uncommon, as a quick search reveals vandalism of a yard sign in North Carolina; a road sign inRomney, Texas; a poorly spelled slur on Obama's Des Moines headquarters; an Obama yard sign in Texas; and many, many more, with many of the instances coming within the last week.   


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Deb Lynn October 14, 2012 at 10:06 PM
If you vote for Romney, you are helping the very rich people buy your choices and your vote. The big money will have to get them something and Romney will have to pay back the rich guys who gave it to him. Forget the attack ads, just listen to your heart and follow your good common sense. Don't give America to the rich who will only help themselves.
allen October 15, 2012 at 01:02 AM
I don't think so. An Obama supporter using the "N" bomb? Hardly!!! This is a failed and ham-handed republican publicity ploy to counter and distract from all the overt right wing hostility out there.
Jason Rahall October 15, 2012 at 08:29 AM
Please don't assume the Dems had anything to do with this vandalism.
Jason Rahall October 15, 2012 at 08:30 AM
Yup, right out of his book of dirty campaign tricks.
mr. big October 15, 2012 at 01:28 PM
My thoughts as well. The likely perp was one Mr. Michael Richardson himself.


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