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The race to the White House can be ugly and cruel, an inconvenient truth that rears its ugly head in U.S. politics every four years. Unfortunately, there will always be those who reserve pure, unadulterated hatred for anyone they disagree with.
Nothing displays that fact more clearly than the dozens of horrific death threats made against GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney via Twitter, which were uncovered Sunday night. South Carolina attorney Todd Kincannon, who is also the former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party, took notice of the intense hatred coming from the left and directed the threatening messages to the Secret Service and FBI's official Twitter accounts.
Here's a rundown of some of the threatening tweets discovered by Kincannon, though there are many more (Warning! Graphic language):
I crash that fucking airplane that that faggot nigga Romney, stab Mrs. Romney in her GOD DAMN esophagus. & won't stop until the cops come in— Life $tyle. (@LiftedBoy_) October 7, 2012
Romney need his white ass kneecaps blown off black ppl ain't the problem it's lazy rich mufuckas like him who never scrubbed a pot before!!!— Lines of Coke (@Cocoa_9mm) October 4, 2012
Then there was this repulsive tweet about Ann Romney:
Kincannon also said via his Twitter account that he plans to call a former Secret Service agent "first thing in the morning" to "get this to who it needs to get to."
According to federal law, the individuals who made the threats should expect a visit from the Secret Service:
(a) Whoever knowingly and willfully threatens to kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm upon—
(1) a former President or a member of the immediate family of a former President;
(2) a member of the immediate family of the President, the President-elect, the Vice President, or the Vice President-elect;
(3) a major candidate for the office of President or Vice President, or a member of the immediate family of such candidate; or
(4) a person protected by the Secret Service under section 3056 (a)(6);
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both.
As reported by TheBlaze earlier this month, "a Charlotte, N.C., man was arrested for death threats against the president issued on Twitter Monday. Donte Jamar Sims, 21, going by the Twitter handle @DestroyLeague_D posted several tweets that suggested plotting the murder of Obama, according to the Charlotte Observer."
To read more of the Twitter death threats against Romney, visit Kincannon's Twitter page.
TheBlaze is currently reaching out to the Secret Service for comment. This story may be updated with additional information.
Update: Secret Service spokesman George Olgilvie told TheBlaze on Monday that the agency takes any and all threats made against its "protecteees" very seriously. Olgilvie couldn't say whether the Twitter users broke the law or whether there would be a formal investigation into any of the threats.