Black Sheriff Candidate in Kansas Finds KKK on Campaign Sign
An African-American candidate for sheriff in Linn County, Kan., said he discovered a week before Election Day that one of his campaign signs had been defaced with white lettering that said “KKK.”
LeRoy McConico, the Democratic candidate for sheriff, said he had a handful of signs across the county touting his candidacy. He said he’d had issues with people messing with his campaign signs, but this was the first time he’d seen something this severe.
The appearance of the letters, which evoke the Ku Klux Klan, surprised the law enforcement veteran. And he said he didn’t have any idea who did it.
“There’s some people that just got some dark hearts,” he said. “They saw an opportunity to do something in the dark.”