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Amherst candidate accused of campaign sign booby trap

We have noted some of the shenanigans exposed in recent Virginia elections, mostly involving anonymous mudslinging in violation of election laws. In Amherst County, however, the sheriff says things got physical. An unsuccessful candidate for supervisor is accused of putting knife blades on campaign signs that caused permanent injury to a man who tried to remove a sign from property he managed. As reported by the Lynchburg News & Advance, Tim Beverly is now under indictment for aggravated malicious wounding. The sheriff says DNA links Beverly to the sign. We feel sure an insurance company somewhere is checking to make sure intentional malicious acts are excluded from coverage.

By Peter Vieth

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