Vandals paint 'Trump Ballot Boxes' on TTU dumpsters

Published: Mar. 8, 2016 at 3:36 AM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Students got a surprise Monday when they saw someone had painted "Trump Ballot Boxes" on dumpsters behind the Chemistry building on Texas Tech campus.

Student Maddie Richie tweeted the photo that instantly went viral on Twitter.

But within two hours, the graffiti was gone.

Texas Tech representative Chris Cook says they were not even aware of the incident and are not sure of its validity.

But you can see there are still some remnants of the message on one of the dumpsters.

We spoke with Tech students about this message on Monday evening:

Steven Shedd with the Texas Tech College Republicans said, "We do live in a country where we have freedom of speech, where you have your property protected."

We reached out to The Lubbock County Elections Office to see what the voter turnout was on the Texas Tech campus: there were 643 voters and 4 provisional voters during early voting at the Robert H. Ewalt Recreation Center.

On Election Day, there were 941 voters, with 464 provisional voters at the TTU Library.

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