Republican offices in North Carolina have been fire bombed and messages of hate have been scrawled on the walls of the building with just a little over three weeks left until the presidential election. No one was hurt during the firebombing, but significant damage was caused to the interior and exterior of the building.

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Photos of the building have circulated widely on social media:

According to a local media report:

It happened at 347 Ja-Max Drive and was discovered Sunday morning by another business owner.

The graffiti included a swastika and the words, “Nazi Republicans leave town or else,” according to officials, which was spray-painted in black on the side of an adjacent building.

Authorities said the flammable substance ignited inside the building, burning furniture and damaging the interior of the building. It was contained in a bottle thrown through the window.

“This highly disturbing act goes far beyond vandalizing property; it willfully threatens our community’s safety via fire, and its hateful message undermines decency, respect and integrity in civic participation,” Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens said. “I believe I speak for the overwhelming majority of people who make Hillsborough their home: Acts like this have no place in our community. Our law enforcement officials are responding quickly and thoroughly to investigate this reprehensible act and prosecute the perpetrators.”

Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted out a message of condolences:

While Donald Trump tweeted a message of support and encouragement:

Gov. Pat McCrory also issued a statement on the attack: “The firebombing of a local political headquarters in Orange County is clearly an attack on our democracy. Violence has no place in our society – but especially in our elections. Fortunately no one was injured; however, I will use every resource as governor to assist local authorities in this investigation.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives along with local law enforcement officials are investigating the crime.

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Reagan enjoys all things political. After realizing that neither of the current mainstream political parties encompass his beliefs he awaits the emergence of a true small government party. Good scotch, good cigars, mechanical watches, and SEC football round out his interests.