Now that Labor Day is over, the election season is kicking into high gear. And one of the most telltale signs that an election is coming are the many political signs that are sprouting up on street corners, fences, walls and private yards throughout the city.
The signs are a longtime tradition in most areas, but sometimes their presence can be a polarizing issue in local neighborhoods because of their size, number, placement or even their message.
But with the rise of the Internet and social media programs like Twitter and Facebook, and the growing number of local cable and broadcast TV outlets, politicians now have many new ways to get their messages out to voters. Because of that, some people might say that the practice of posting political signs on the street is obsolete.
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