ELECTION SIGNS Surveillance Video Shows Alleged Stealing Of Campaign Signs
Reported by: Elizabeth Norieka
Videographer: Larry Clark
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Sep. 20, 2012 8:46 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 20, 2012 9:16 AM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Accusations of sign stealing have surfaced in the Kanawha County assessor’s race.
The allegations stem from surveillance video captured at a Jefferson business about 3:30 a.m. Monday.
Republican candidate Forest Carper Sr. said the video clearly shows someone from his opponent's campaign, Sallie Robinson, pulling up in a truck and then leaving the area with a rolled up piece of paper.
Carper said he went back to that area along McCorkle Avenue and his campaign signs were missing. He also added that it has been a constant problem throughout the campaign.
Robinson said she is running a clean race and does not know who the person in the video is and certainly does not condone any sign stealing. Robinson said her signs also have been stolen.
The Secretary of State's Office said there is nothing about sign stealing in election law and that it would be an issue to take up with law enforcement. So far, the issue has not been brought to Kanawha County sheriff’s deputies.
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