Recently, residents in Alabama, Georgia, Kansas and Louisiana have reported finding fliers from the KKK outside their homes. The fliers reportedly called on people to join the historically racist and violent organization to address social issues.
“Please join and help us take our country back,” reads a flier found in Madison, Alabama. “Black Lives Matter Black Panthers are telling followers to kill white people and police officers in the name of justice for the killing of Negro’s (sic) by policemen in the line of duty. These Negro’s (sic) were not innocent. They were thugs breaking the law, and standing up against police.”
— Christina Ailsworth (@christinawzdx) October 31, 2016
This past week in Wichita, Kansas, similar handouts targeted transgender people, calling them an “abomination” who should consider suicide. And in the town of Many, Louisiana, residents were encouraged to “get out to the poles (sic) and vote,” because, “Your vote could decide if we have a country anymore or not.”
Though none of the fliers found specifically mentioned Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, nor his campaign, members of the fringe organization have made it no secret that they’re in support of the controversial billionaire.
Last month, The Crusader, a KKK newspaper in Arkansas, officially endorsed Trump for president. Not to mention former KKK leader David Duke called for his supporters to vote for Trump on Nov. 8.
Trump’s campaign distanced itself from the KKK newspaper’s endorsement, saying in a statement that “their views do not represent the tens of millions of Americans who are united behind our campaign.”