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Stories and features about North Carolina candidates, voters, and the politics of the 2014 mid-term elections. Polls are open across N.C. until 7:30 p.m. on election day, November 4.

Political Flyer With Photo Of Lynching Distributed At North Carolina Church

Flyer that includes image of a lynching, placed on cars in Fayetteville on Sunday.
Paul Woolverton, The Fayetteville Observer via Twitter
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A controversial flyer was placed under windshields at a predominantly black church in Fayetteville on Sunday.  On the front, was a historic photo of a group of white men; it was a lynch mob.

ABC 11 reports that the photo image was from 1920.

The Fayetteville Observer reports:

Dawn McNair said she was surprised Sunday when her daughter pointed out the background on a political flier urging people to get out and vote. Someone tucked the flier under McNair's windshield wiper while her car was parked at her church, Kingdom Impact Global Ministries on Murchison Road. "My daughter said, 'Mom, look in the background. They're lynching somebody.' It's the lynching of an African-American man," McNair said. McNair, 39, said she was confused by the image on the flier and whether it was meant to scare her into voting or frighten her away. >> Read the full article

The flyer is tagged with the line, "Concerned Citizens of Cumberland County."

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