A county Republican headquarters in Hillsborough, N.C., was firebombed overnight Saturday, an attack that a party official called “political terrorism” — just the latest attack on the GOP in an increasingly ugly campaign season.
Police said a bottle of flammable liquid was thrown through the front window of the office in Hillsborough, a town in Orange County near Raleigh.
“Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” was spray painted on the side of an adjacent building.
In Orange County, home to the University of North Carolina in nearby Chapel Hill, Democrats and independents outnumber Republicans 5 to 1.
“This is exactly how nasty this election has become,” GOP operative Ford O’Connell said. “The Democrats want to make it look like if Donald Trump wins, apocalypse is upon us.”
He added the Democrats “aren’t exactly condemning it.”
O’Connell said voter fraud fears — often downplayed by Democrats — are a legitimate concern.
“We check less than 1 percent of all votes cast. All you need is 250,000 votes spread out over four or five states and that’s going to decide who the next president of the United States is.
“He’s spotlighting a real issue, while simultaneously trying to fire up his base because he’s had a rough three weeks,” O’Connell said about Trump.