North Carolina Republican office set ablaze with firebombs

A Republican Party office in the US state of North Carolina has been attacked with suspected firebombs, local officials say, putting another dark spin on an already bitter race for the White House.

The attack occurred on Sunday night, when a bottle filled with flammable substance was hurled at the Orange County GOP offices and set the furniture on fire after shattering the front window, the Hillsborough government said in a statement.

According to the statement, vandals then attacked an adjacent building, covering its walls with a graffiti that read: “Nazi Republicans leave town or else.”

A threatening note left on a wall next to a GOP office in North Carolina, October 16, 2016. (Twitter photo)

Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were investigating the matter and had yet to make damage estimates.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory described the incident as “an attack on our democracy.”

Dallas Woodhouse, the…

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