Registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 3-1 margin in the county that picked President Barack Obama by a lopsided margin in the 2012 election.The GOP office is located at a retail complex along the interstate that's several miles from the town's historic square.
Police in North Carolina are now investigating after a county's Republican party headquarters was fire bombed and vandalized overnight.
Executive director of the state's Republican Party Dallas Woodhouse said the building was "a total loss" and photos from the interior showed damaged yard signs bearing the names of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, along with other politicians.
Someone also spray-painted graffiti including a swastika and the words "Nazi Republicans leave town or else" on an adjacent building, the town of Hillsborough said on its website. Both the instances of vandalism were discovered at around 9 a.m., local time by a local business owner. Officials are also working with the The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to investigate the incident.
'It willfully threatens our community's safety, and its hateful message undermines decency, respect and integrity in civic participation'.
Hillsborough police did not immediately respond to a CNN request for comment.
In the meantime, Woodhouse said he's sending an advisory to county Republican offices across the state warning them to take extra caution.
"I believe I speak for the overwhelming majority of people who make Hillsborough their home: Acts like this have no place in our community". Grateful all are safe. Pat McCrory said in a statement: "The firebombing of a local political headquarters in Orange County is clearly an attack on our democracy. It is a miracle that nobody was killed", he said in a phone interview.