A marketing campaign signal for Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin turned the goal of an anti-Semitic vandal over the weekend who sprayed hateful messages on the Lengthy Island garden signal.
The signal figuring out the New York candidate and date of the first election was coated by graffiti of a swastika and the quantity 178. The latter is a reference to the California penal code for homicide, Zeldin’s marketing campaign instructed the NY Post.
“In the US, we settle our scores at the ballot box, & this type of raw hate must never have any home in NY or the US,” Zeldin posted to Twitter with the broken signal on Sunday.
Police in Suffolk County confirmed a report had been filed after a motorist found the vandalism Sunday morning in Huntington Station.
“I’m thankful for the Suffolk County PD as they work to identify the perpetrators,” the tweet continued.
The hateful graffiti incident comes two days earlier than the first the place Zeldin hopes to be victorious over GOP candidates Andrew Giuliani, Rob Astorino and Harry Wilson.
A latest ballot discovered Zeldin and Giuliani in nearly a lifeless warmth, however practically a 3rd of the Republican voters stated they have been nonetheless undecided, suggesting the race stays effectively up for grabs.