November 4, 2020
Residents of Roseville, California—a city with a population of 140,000 in the Sacramento metropolitan area—have “the blues.” Last weekend, they discovered blue dots spray-painted in the street in front of homes with Biden-Harris campaign lawn signs prominently displayed, according to local affiliate KCRA-TV..
Roseville resident Adam Quilici told the TV news outlet that he was making breakfast when a neighbor told him to look in front of his home. He said a blue dot was painted in the road in front of his house.
Other residents told the news outlet they believe the dots were painted between Saturday and Sunday.
Quilici called the police, according to the news outlet, and they told him that they believed him after making sure it had nothing to do with utilities.
The Roseville Police Department told KCRA-TV that several calls were made concerning the blue dots. It said that the dots only appeared in one neighborhood, and that none of the signs were damaged.
The Hill has reached out to the police department for comment.
The Roseville incident is not the only report of threats toward supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris (D-California.).
Across the country in Maryland, a letter was sent to a home with Biden-Harris signs that specifically threatened to beat Biden and rape Harris. It also appeared to threaten former Arizona Representative Gabby Giffords (D), who became a staunch advocate for gun control legislation after she was critically wounded in a 2011 shooting.
“If you are a Biden-Harris supporter, you will be targeted. We have a list of homes by your election signs. We will not comply or give anything up, especially our guns,” the letter reportedly stated, according to local Baltimore NBC affiliate WBAL.
Several incidents involving “Trump Trains” of vehicles carrying armed Republican supporters also were reported last weekend. In Texas, supporters of President Donald Trump riding in trucks surrounded a Biden-Harris campaign bus, and attempted to slow the bus down and force it off the highway, according to Biden supporters. In New Jersey, a caravan comprising hundreds of trucks and cars flying MAGA and American flays shut down lanes on the Garden State Parkway.
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