On Sunday, Max Walker of Santa Fe started a GoFundMe page to raise funds for him to rebuild after leftists destroyed his homemade Donald Trump signs, which were ripped to shreds by a lone vandal he caught on camera taking off the sign.
Walker’s GoFundMe page is called “Stop campaign suppression,” and looks to raise funds to buy new signs and better surveillance to catch the hoodlums destroying his private property. As of Monday at 8:50 A.M., the page has raised $92 of the $500 goal.
Across the state, other Republican political candidates have been faced with left-wing vandals destroying their signs. Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Truth or Consequences) has faced multiple attempts by violent leftists supposedly aligned with the militant hate group Black Lives Matter, which has written, “F*ck Trump” and “BLM” on the signs.
Sen. Gregory Baca (R-Belen) has also faced vandals taking to his signs, in apparent support for his opponent, Democrat Paul Baca. The gangbangers painted over the name “Greg” and wrote “Paul” above it.
Sen. Baca said of the incident, “The opposition has resorted to criminal activity to dissuade our campaign, but we will prevail. Your vote counts!” Others have reported their signs, specifically their Trump signs, being stolen in Rio Rancho, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and other places in the state.
The fascistic approach Democrats and leftists have taken to rip down opposing viewpoints is nothing new. In 2016 during President Trump’s first campaign for the presidency, vandals repeatedly destroyed and stole signs in support of President Trump all across New Mexico. In some cases, vandals cut out the “T” and “P” in the signs or stole them altogether.
During the 2018 midterm elections, leftists defaced Republican political signs, either by ripping them to shreds, slapping racist stickers displaying divisive things like “White Male Republican” on them, cutting out letters, or plowing the signs down with vehicles.
With the election is a little under two months away, Republicans will have to be much more vigilant of the “tolerant” leftists with a penchant to suppress support for Republicans by taking down their free speech, even if by force.