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Some Wake County candidates amused, others annoyed by fake campaign signs

Some Wake County candidates amused, others annoyed by fake campaign signs
28 Oct
8:57

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) —

Amid the fields of political signs planted across Wake County this election season, there are also campaign signs for Sasquatch. Another sign reads, “Elect Butts.” And another simply states, “These Signs Are Dumb.”

“It’s just kind of strange. I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Raleigh voter Trey Batton.

Reaction in Raleigh to the bizarre rash of political trolling was mixed or just confused.

“I thought it was kind of clever,” said Raleigh voter Anna Monroe. “I mean it’s an interesting way to get people’s attention.”

No one seems to know who put the fake campaign signs up. But unlike the legitimate campaigns, these tongue-in-cheek signs, which seem to mock this brand of roadside campaigning are not regulated by the Wake County Elections Board. The fakes aren’t required to print who paid for them.

“I figured it was real,” Monroe said about the “Elect Butts” signs, which have popped up along several intersections, including ones at Creed