Driving all over TE for a "who's winning the battle of the signs" story it became clear that a new battle was raging this weekend over political lawn signs.
The challenge: having your lawn sign survive what appears to be a concerted effort (apparently by supporters of both major parties) to pull signs out of the ground if they support a candiate that the sign pullers do not.
This is not a science or research based story. It is simply based on the observations of this Patch editor who spent most of Saturday afternoon driving around almost all of Tredyffrin and Easttown assessing the remaining damage from Hurricane Sandy and looking for signs of trouble with election signs.
Two of the biggest hot spots for political sign disruption on Saturday afternoon appeared to be in Chesterbrook and in front of the Gateway Shopping Center.
At Gateway at least four signs in support of Mitt Romney had been pulled from the ground and left face down on the grass. One was strewn in the main road of the parking lot.
In the grass medians of Chesterbrook there was more evidence of someone pulling down or uprooting signs endorsing Romney/Ryan or other GOP candidates.
It appears that the anti-Romney forces do not have a monopoly on uprooting lawn signs. One property owner on West Valley Road across from the entrance to Avonwood went to the trouble of marking Obama signs as private property.
As to the overall saturation of political signs, no major intersection in TE seems to have been spared. Many are filled with signs for candidates from both major political parties.
In the neighborhoods the lawn signs are plentiful as well.
What have you observed in your neighborhood?
Any signs of political signs being disturbed? Which candidate/party has the edge in terms of sheer number of signs?
Tell us in the comments at the bottom of this article.
You can also upload photos of out-of- the ordinary signs that have popped up in TE where you live, drive or work.