Ian Arnold: Let's Keep This Election Clean!

Political signs are disappearing or being damaged in Dixon. Is this really the way Dixonites want elections to be run?

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All but one of my signs on Stratford between Newgate and N. Lincoln were gone today. I'd say it was just kids walking along and vandalizing property, but other signs remain, and the large sign would have taken a little bit more time and energy.

I've replaced most of the small signs; hopefully the large sign will show up so I can replace it.

On occassion, I've come across one of my opponents' signs laying in the street and I've placed it back in the lawn. Likewise, one of my opponents delivered a couple of signs to me that he'd found in the street after a minor weather event. Another of my opponents called me to alert me that one of my signs was wind-damaged.
Let's keep this election clean! If you see someone interfering with a political sign, please use your smartphone to take a picture of the cretin.

The signs may not seem like much, but they're expensive and they're paid for with donations from supporters. Essentially, people who are stealing or destroying signs are stealing the money some of you donated.


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Ian Arnold October 29, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Thanks Thom. I couldn't agree more. Wild allegations are NOT helpful.
Ian Arnold October 29, 2012 at 04:15 AM
The way to end this is to use our smart phones to catch the cretins in the act, not to accuse other candidates. Jerry called me about one of my damaged signs, just as I notified Steve of damage to one of his signs. All of us have some differences of opinion, but knowing all five of my opponents, I find it hard to believe any of them would stoop to this level. Further, I don't believe any of the candidates are dumb enough to risk being caught destroying or removing anyone else's signs.
Greg Coppes November 02, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Oh my gawd, it's really getting nasty someone put an Obama sign in the mayors front yard.
Joe Knows November 03, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Greg, I agree the Obama sign in the mayor's front yard is nasty. Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. Do this. Don't do that. Can't you read the sign?
Chris November 03, 2012 at 04:15 PM
I find flyers and signs in my yard quite often.. No matter who they belong to I throw them in the TRASH. Does it matter who they belong to.. NO. They have littered my yard. On the other side of that, before last election Thom asked if he can put one in my yard which was fine since I've done business with him and he's earned my repeat business which is not easy to do.. I felt obligated to take care of it and keep it intact as part of my support for him, the fact that I've found signs in my yard and under my mat reflects poorly on the candidate leaving them. Also, just a tip, an Obama sign in your yard or on your vehicle is enough to make me NOT vote for you. (Unless I get my nobel peace prize notification)


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