FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Workers came into the Florence County Republican Party office to a surprise on Sunday to find that the building was vandalized.
“It was some items I’m not going to repeat thrown up against the wall up here and some things taped on the wall with some vulgar language," said FCGOP Chairman Mike Page.
This isn’t the first time something like this has taken place in the Pee Dee. Last week, the Darlington County Democratic Party headquarters had its doors glued shut
While there was no structural damage to the Florence County GOP office, Page said this hasn’t happened before.
“No, not at all. I have not seen any type of direct vandalism. We had a campaign office in 2016 right down the road and none of this happened,” said Page.
On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls to cast their vote in several local and national races, and Page said the country is divided over this election.
Despite that, he believes people need to respect one another rather than resort to vandalism.
“We don’t need to get in anybody’s face, we don’t need to throw anything at anybody. We need to have an exchange and marketplace of ideas and be civil towards one another," said Page.
While people may disagree on political issues or candidates, Page said there’s a place for voters to share their disagreements.
“If we’re going to have any disagreements let’s just show it up at the ballot box," said Page.
Page made a Facebook post about the vandalism. The post went on to condemn the vandalism, calling for constructive campaigning “instead of revealing a mean and hateful spirit” with the 2020 general election just one day away.
You can read Page’s post in its entirety below: