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Democratic Staff Accused of Trashing Charleston House


A Charleston attorney says the West Virginia Democratic Party rented a historic riverfront house and trashed it. 

Cynthia Evans told The Charleston Gazette that her Charleston office looked like a frat house Wednesday, the day after the election.

She started renting it to campaign workers in September. Evans moved her law firm into the space in 2003, but her practice now operates from her home.

Evans said people were lying on the floor, vomit covered the rugs, and furniture and bottles of alcohol were scattered throughout the home.

When she returned Wednesday, Evans’ antique couch was ripped and covered in vomit. A downstairs toilet overflowed and ruined surrounding flooring.

The state Democratic Party says it’s looking into the issue and working toward a resolution with the property owner.