Numerous 'Trump 2020' Markings Mysteriously Appear Across State Highway

An unofficial Trump reelection campaign has mysteriously sprung up in bright yellow paint across a Massachusetts state highway.

The vandalized sections of the road bearing the words 'TRUMP 2020' appeared on six separate locations along Route 44 in Carver and Middleborough, WBZ reports.

Aerial footage showed a pair of markings on a busy two-lane roadway in Plymouth.

NEW from @MassDOT: “MassDOT Highway Division District 5 received a report this morning of markings that were painted on the northbound and southbound travel lanes on Route 3 in Norwell. (1/3)

— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) September 18, 2020

Transportation officials from MassDOT are investigating the unauthorized pro-Trump messages.

A Department of Transportation representative said contractor workers would be sent out "to temporarily cover the markings as soon as possible".

"MassDOT Highway Division District 5 received reports this morning of additional markings that were painted on six separate locations on Route 44 in Carver and Middleborough," a statement said as reported by the Boston Globe.

"District 5 immediately investigated these reports, and will be dispatching contractor crews to temporarily cover the markings as soon as possible."

Crews are then planning to return later at night to permanently remove the markings in order to minimize the impact on traffic.

MassDOT policy prohibits any unauthorized markings on state highways and Massachusetts laws and regulations prevent people from gaining access to highways without a permit.

Massachusetts State Police said they do not have information on the incidents and it is not yet clear who painted the markings or how.

The messages are painted perpendicular to the direction of travel.

According to MassLive, the messaging has been appearing along state roads for more than a month.

On Friday, the messaging appeared on the northbound and southbound travel lanes on Route 3 in Norwell.

And according to WCVB, three different locations in South Boston were also decorated with the 'Trump 2020' messaging on August 22 at the intersection of William J. Day Boulevard and I Street, near the Farragut Statue on Day Boulevard and on East Broadway.

Newsweek has reached out to the Department of Transportation for comment.

It's certainly not the first time impassioned Trump supporters have taken matters into their own hands in a bid to support his possible reelection approaching in November.

Florida police arrested a Trump supporter who injured his neighbor during a dispute over political lawn sign placement last month.

Police said a conflict involving political campaign merchandise drove an altercation between Anthony Vullo and his next-door neighbor Joseph Lebert.

Vullo, a 55-year-old resident of central Florida's Volusia County, near Orlando, allegedly punched his neighbor in the face amid a confrontation that arose over the pair's opposing yard displays.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump's official campaign for reelection has nearly tripled the number of voters directly contacted than it did at this point four years ago.

In 2020, Trump's campaign has had direct contact with 89.8 million voters—person-to-person calls, event attendance or speaking to someone in person by knocking on their door—compared to 32.5 million four years ago, Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien told reporters this week.

"No campaign in recent memory has had the advantage we've had on the ground," he said.

#Trump2020 has been painted in several places along Rt44 in #Plymouth #Plympton area #WBZ #SkyEye 🚁

— Paul Buscemi- #SkyEye (@paulbuscemi44) September 21, 2020
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Commuter traffic makes it way along a Boston highway. Darren McCollester/Newsmakers