NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A representative of the Nacogdoches Democratic Party said political sign vandals are up to their election-season tricks yet again, but the party is choosing to take the high road.
Members of the Nacogdoches Democratic Party said they have to sit on stake outs to protect campaign signs.
"For someone to take time out of their night to do that, I just don't understand it," Democrat volunteer, Kandi Fox said. "It look like someone had a box cutter and shredded it to pieces."
After vandals decided to rip apart several Democratic campaign signs, members of the Nacogdoches Democratic Party decided to "go high."
"We decided to duct tape the signs back together," Fox said. "It symbolizes that we're stronger together because we pieced it back together, and we're putting them back up. A little hatred isn't going to stop us."
Fox told East Texas News that they placed nails on the fence to prevent this from happening again.
"We could say negative things, but that's not us," Fox said. "We went high and we decided to put signs across the fence."
Community embers of all ages came out to the sign party over the weekend to spread one positive message.
"We all live together and this is our community. We need to show our children and other community members that hate isn't tolerated," Fox said.
Attendees of the sign party said no matter what party you're in, unity is what's important.
"We try to be so positive in our community because there is so much negative and hate out there," Fox said. "We wanted to do a community-oriented idea because this affected everybody."
Members of the Nacogdoches County Democratic Party said they'll continue to promote unity no matter what the outcome of this year's election is.