Sometimes they lose them to "dirty tricks" by other campaigns; sometimes they lose signs because they were placed on private property and the property owner took them down; sometimes they lose them to random (or not-so-random) passers-by who decide that they don't like a particular candidate or campaign signs in general and take unilateral action to express that dislike.
In the cases of dirty tricks or random passers-by, there is usually evidence left behind in the form of vacant sign posts and damaged signs on the ground.
In the cases of property owners, frequently (but not always) *everything* - signs, posts, etc. - is gone.
Which make what I spotted at the NW corner of McDowell and Hayden all the more curious.
However, the posts that held up the signs were completely *gone* (note the holes in the ground with nothing in them) -
There were a few signs present on the corner -
Normally, when signs go missing for reasons other than a property owner taking them down, it looks like the NE corner of Granite Reef and McDowell (approximately 1/2 mile east of the signs above) -
I might have chalked this one to the property owner (there's a 7-11 on this corner), but there are other signs on the corner -
However, either way, they were still *there*.
If anyone knows, or has a good guess at, what happened with the signs at the beginning of this post (signs OK, sign posts gone), please leave a comment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm genuinely curious...