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'Scary' political climate spurs Claremore Halloween display

Posted at 7:03 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 23:29:42-04

Claremore residents say it’s a scary political climate, so as Halloween approaches, they want to address the election season in a way that is a little tongue-in-cheek. 

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Stormy Daniels and Bill Cosby are just a few of those who are the target of the display that claims to "Make Halloween Great Again." 

PHOTO GALLERY: You can see more photos of the display by clicking here

It addresses everyone from Bill Cosby to Colin Kaepernik, and is an ode to the controversies creating a scare across the nation. 

"Halloween is supposed to be about scary things and right now the political climate in our country is pretty scary,” Thomas Tefft said. 

The Tefft family decided on a timely display, drawing attention to political divides with the midterm election less than a week after Halloween. 

"They're very important for this election and I think it's a message to let people know where we stand and what's at stake for our country,” Tefft said.

The couple here wanted to bring up multiple issues, including those that cross party lines, such as the Me Too movement.

"They need to know it isn't right,” Brenda Tefft said. “Back when I was younger... you weren't told, it wasn't spoken about. It was kept quiet and you didn't know if you could come forward or not."

Neighbors we spoke with did not want to go on camera. Some say they disagree with making Halloween political, while others tell us they believe the display is all in good fun.

"For the most part it's been positive,” Tefft said. “I have had a couple of people walk by and they'd be rolling their eyes like ‘really?’ But they didn't come against us or anything."

The couple tells us they do worry about offending people, but say this is their way of voicing an opinion before the election. 

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