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Bucks County Democratic Committee Seeks Removal Of Unauthorized Political Signs

Central Bucks is littered with anonymous offensive and defamatory signs targeting Democratic candidates running for school board.

This is a developing story.

The Bucks County Democratic Committee filed a petition to obtain an emergency injunction Wednesday with the Court of Common Pleas pursuant to unauthorized political signage.

Democratic and Republican party officials received notification on October 19 from the Bucks County Board of Elections that the signs are in violation of Pennsylvania Statute, 25 P.S. 3258(a), Elections & Electoral Districts, pertaining to political advertising.

According to the complaint, the injunction would allow for the removal of signs that do not comply with Pennsylvania Statutes governing political advertising.

By law, political signage must contain information stating the candidate or political committee who authorized the signs, the identity of an individual or group responsible for the signs or, in the alternative, who made or financed the signs.

Messaging of the signs include:

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Another sign reads:

HEY DEMOCRATS!

GROOM DOGS NOT KIDS!

SCHOOLS TEACH ACADEMICS NOT PORN

Yet another says:

HEY DEMOCRATS!

GROOM DOGS NOT KIDS!

EDUCATION NOT INDOCTRINATION

There are also others that contain derogatory and defamatory statements about the Democratic school board candidates.

“The signs in question amount to libelous attacks against our Democratic candidates for school board in Central Bucks,” said State Sen. Steve Santarsiero, Chair of the Bucks County Democratic Committee. “But that is not the basis for the relief we seek from the court today. We are seeking an injunction to have them removed, because they clearly violate state law, which requires that they contain a disclaimer as to who paid for and authorized the signs. They do not have that.”

Stickers that were placed on the signs after being printed, say “Letsgobrandon.com,” a website containing “decentralized meme cryptocurrency.”

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Jenny Stephens

Jenny Stephens is a freelance journalist who has written for a variety of publications, including The Reporter. An avid collector of all things vintage, she resides in the Philadelphia area.

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