From the Charlotte Observer:
Hillsborough police said somebody threw a bottle of flammable liquid through the window of Orange County’s GOP headquarters, setting campaign signs, supplies and furniture ablaze before burning itself out.
A swastika and “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else” were spray painted on the side of an adjacent building. No damage estimates were available.
“The firebombing of a local political headquarters in Orange County is clearly an attack on our democracy,” [Gov. Pat] McCrory said in a statement. “Violence has no place in our society – but especially in our elections. … I will use every resource as governor to assist local authorities in this investigation.”
Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens said, “This highly disturbing act goes far beyond vandalizing property; it willfully threatens our community’s safety … and its hateful message undermines decency, respect and integrity in civic participation.”
...“The office itself is a total loss,” [Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the state GOP,] said. “The only thing important to us is that nobody was killed, and they very well could have been.”
Later, Woodhouse said, “Whether you are Republican, Democrat or Independent, all Americans should be outraged by this hate-filled and violent attack against our democracy. … Everyone in this country should be free to express their political viewpoints without fear for their own safety.”
The flaming bottle, which Woodhouse described as a significant Molotov cocktail, and bomb, was thrown through a window that bore the words “Freedom spoken here.”
“This is a horrific, horrific act of political terrorism, one that we will not succumb to and one that we will answer,” he said. “When people try to stifle freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, you must come back with more speech and aggressively defend your rights.”
Woodhouse also mentioned the graffiti that said “Nazi Republicans leave town or else.”
“Or else what? That is what we all wonder, or else what,” he said. “Because we’re not going anywhere.”
Team Hillary tweeted about the bombing:
The attack on the Orange County HQ @NCGOP office is horrific and unacceptable. Very grateful that everyone is safe.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 16, 2016
When Hillary personally composes a tweet, it's signed "HRC."
This tweet condemning the "vandalism" does not.
Donald Trump strongly reacted to the attack in North Carolina:
Animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina just firebombed our office in Orange County because we are winning @NCGOP— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016
ALL SAFE IN ORANGE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. With you all the way, will never forget. Now we have to win. Proud of you all! @NCGOP— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016
This firebombing is Bill Ayers, Weather Underground type of stuff.
Not surprisingly, Leftists/Hillary supporters/Trump haters are posting some vile stuff on the Internet:
Hey after we’ve given good money to the NC GOP maybe we can start a Go Fund Me to rebuild Hitler’s bunker too.— Mike Monteiro (@monteiro) October 17, 2016
I don't forgive, or excuse, that @NCGOP is virulently anti-trans, explicitly anti-black & supports a fascist. I only hope they change.— Anil Dash (@anildash) October 17, 2016
No excuse for the attack on the NC GOP.— Sam White (@samwhiteout) October 17, 2016
Simultaneously & independently, no excuse for the coordinated discrimination practiced by NC GOP.
those 550 who donated to the NC GOP ought to feel ashamed of themselves for supporting a murderously evil group.— Little Miss Doom ☠ (@PhD_femme) October 17, 2016
Jihadists have firebombed the NC GOP office, that's the good news. The bad news? Trump wasn't in it!— Imam Mahdi Daily (@ImamMahdidaily) October 17, 2016
The delusions going on in the "NC GOP" tag is too much for even me. I will say, these deplorables wouldnt donate a $3 bill to help us.— Ebony Iris (@DarlingEbony) October 17, 2016