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North Carolina Republican Party Headquarters Firebombed with Molotov Cocktail



The Republican Party headquarters in Orange County, North Carolina was firebombed and a nearby building vandalized Saturday night. Authorities say police were hunting for those responsible on Sunday and the building located in Hillsborough was severely damaged.

Someone threw a bottle of flammable liquid, or otherwise known as a Molotov Cocktail, through the front window of the office. It burned furniture, records and political signs before going out. An adjacent building was marked with spray painted graffiti that read, “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else.”

“The office itself is a total loss,” state GOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse said, calling the attack “political terrorism.” “The only thing important to us is that nobody was killed, and they very well could have been. They are working around the clock. It is a miracle that nobody was killed.”

Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 3-1 margin in the county.

“This highly disturbing act goes far beyond vandalizing property; it willfully threatens our community’s safety via fire, and its hateful message undermines decency, respect and integrity in civic participation,” Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens said in a statement.

Police and officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were investigating. North Carolina is a battleground state key to both presidential candidates path to victory in November. While CNN was blaming the attack on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, he tweeted out condemnation of the attack and pointed the finger at allies of his rival Hillary Clinton.

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Led by R. D. Baris, the People's Pundit, the PPD Elections Staff conducts polling and covers news about latest polls, election results and election data.

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  • Donald Trump’s hate group members have been caught impersonating anti-trump protesters; and black females on facebook. This is just another impersonation – – they are up to something – – this is step one. Maybe a series of bombing based on the lie of retaliation? Similar tactic used by the Nazi’s in Germany during an election season with the Riestag fire. They blamed the communists, when in reality they had started the fire themselves. Do not be fooled by this.

  • @PPDNews seems like the left is being very tolerant.

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