Election fliers with lynching photo appear in Cumberland County

FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- An ugly period in America's history is now taking center stage in the 2014 elections.

Churchgoers in Cumberland County were left shaken and disturbed when leaving services Sunday morning. They found fliers with images of a lynching plastered on their cars.

Fayetteville police say the fliers appear to be hate materials, and, because there is an implied threat to the president, it's likely federal agents will now be involved.

The fliers state "Kay Hagan doesn't win! Obama's impeachment will begin." The caption is over a disturbing photo of the lynching of three African-American men from 1920 in Duluth, Minnesota.

The fliers were left on vehicles parked at the Kingdom Impact Global Ministry church on Murchison Road, which has a large African-American congregation.

A church member told ABC11 that she is still upset.

"Truthfully, it reminded me of back in the 50s and 60s -- hate mongering, intimidation, voter suppression," said the woman.

NAACP officials said flyers were left on other vehicles of three other predominantly black churches Sunday. Local NAACP President James Buxton said he thinks the fliers are more partisan politics, than racist in nature.

Fayetteville police are asking anyone who got the flier to contact them at (910) 303-5470 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).

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