Downtown Durham graffiti takes aim at black voters


DURHAM, NC (WNCN) – A Durham business owner said offensive graffiti was painted on a wall Wednesday near the busy intersection of Main and Fayetteville streets.

The graffiti at that intersection says “Black lives don’t matter and neither does your votes.”


Similar graffiti was found a quarter-mile away on Fayetteville Street but also had the words “Wake up!” painted.

In Tuesday’s election, Durham County was marred by voting issues. The County Board of Elections had to manually input 90,000 votes.

Hillary Clinton carried the county with nearly 79 percent of the vote over Donald Trump. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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