NEWFIELD, NY – Several Newfield residents who were displaying lawn signs in support of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had them either defaced or apparently taken.

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Newfield resident Dan Rapaport, whose property was among those vandalized, said that the act must have occured sometime Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

Three of the signs had the word “Trump” spraypainted over them, while a third appears to start with a “Tr” but is then crossed out with a large “X.” A fourth sign was reportedly taken.

All of these acts of vandalism occurred nearby each other, on Tupper Road, Shaffer Road and VanBuskirk Road in Newfield.

Rapaport said that he did not call the police to report the situation.

(Photos provided by Dan Rapaport)

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Michael Smith

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