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Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:34 PM

Yard sign frenzy in Erie

Link: https://www.timesonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/09/30/biden-trump-political-signs-hot-item-erie-county/3516612001/

"When David Matthews (the Trump campaign's then-organizer for western Pennsylvania) came here in 2016, everyone told him they wanted signs," recalled Tim Kuzma, a volunteer with the Erie County Republican Party. "He said, 'You know, they really don't have much impact,' but people kept saying, 'No, no, we want signs, we want signs.'"

Kuzma estimates that between 5,000 and 7,000 standard yard signs and 100 4-foot-by-8-foot signs were distributed four years ago and thousands more have been handed out this cycle.

On the other side of the aisle, there were fewer than 1,000 signs around the county for then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, said Erie County Democratic Party Chairman Jim Wertz.

This year, however, the party has already distributed 15,000 signs for Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris, as well as 60 4-foot-by-8-foot signs. He expects as many as 5,000 more signs to be distributed by Election Day.

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Reply Yard sign frenzy in Erie (Original post)
DeminPennswoods Sep 30 OP
LakeArenal Sep 30 #1
FakeNoose Sep 30 #2
IllinoisBirdWatcher Sep 30 #4
Freedomofspeech Sep 30 #3
magicarpet Sep 30 #5
Delarage Sep 30 #6
magicarpet Sep 30 #7

Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:43 PM

1. I was told by State Party Dems in 2018...

That signs were not the best use of campaign funds. I was sooo disappointed. Had to have some made at about 25 a pop.
That could have been a couple $25 donations. But went to Zazzle instead.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:45 PM

2. This is such overkill

What frosts me is that whoever plants those signs in September is responsible for picking them up in November. But how many of them ever do? It's an unnecessary waste, and it all goes into the landfill later.


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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:58 PM

4. I worked on several local and later Congressional races and...

we all had the same feeling as you and had organized clean-up groups to begin pulling our signs at public intersections and on telephone poles the minute the polls closed. Not hard to organize and great jobs for those too young to vote. I even had a car pull over and got yelled at one night and accused of destroying opponent signs. I had to explain to the gentleman that the polls had just closed and I was on clean-up. We both laughed.
He was most appreciative.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 05:54 PM

3. A friend of mine is working for Joe Biden in Centre County , PA.

They passed out 17,000 signs there a few weeks ago.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Original post)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 06:05 PM

5. The amount of trDump yard signs I see here in central Maine are truly depressing.

Biden will win Maine,... but the trDump Nazi brigade is astounding. That they would announce to the world their political affiliations with a Nazi dictator such as trDump is atrocious and concerning.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:03 PM

6. My friends on MDI

Say it's mostly Biden there. They drove to Bangor to the airport, though, and passed all kinds of Dump signs.

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Response to Delarage (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 30, 2020, 09:10 PM

7. The cities here are Dem. But you get into the more rural areas,..

... then its trDump worshipers. Thank God for southern Maine and the greater metro area of Portland. That's all Biden.

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