BLAIR TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Trump 2020 campaign signs are visible from Sonja Bihary’s kitchen window, from her backyard and the front, spiked into the lawns she passes on her daily commutes, and spread across billboards on local highways.
Donald Trump received 73% of the vote in 2016 in rural Blair County, where Bihary lives with her husband and four daughters. So when the elementary teacher put up some campaign signs for Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, she expected a little pushback.
“We would put a sign out and a few days later, they would be gone,” she said Tuesday evening in her living room.
One time, a teenage boy rang her doorbell, told her that he and his friends took the sign, and replaced it. Bihary, 50, said she never went to the police about the thefts or vandalism.
“I was going to order a flag so it would be closer to my house,” she said.
Bihary’s husband, an Army veteran who asked not to be named, takes credit for the idea of turning their garage door into a billboard, but she’s the one who bought the red and white paint, taped out the letters, and painted “Biden/Harris” on the approximately 16-by-8-foot panel. They were already planning to get a new door.
She began the project around Labor Day. Many motorists in this west-central Pennsylvania township slow down to look. Some get out of their cars to thank her. Some curse at her.
“A woman on the back of a motorcycle gave me the finger,” said Bihary. “But I’d…