AUTHORIZED BY MITCH MCCONNELL: “ELECTION VIOLATION NOTICE”
McConnell Is Shamelessly Defending Campaign Tactics Intended To Suppress Kentuckians’ Right To Vote
LOUISVILLE – Yesterday, Mitch McConnell made no bones about his campaign’s fraudulent mailers meant to intimidate Kentuckians from voting on Tuesday. In fact, McConnell is actually doubling down on his decision to scare voters and suppress turnout. As reported by Tom Loftus with The Courier-Journal:
It’s beyond the pale of any campaign to mimic official government documents – especially those that reasonably make voters question their right to have their voices heard. And yet, this is what Mitch McConnell thinks is appropriate to send to Kentuckians just days before an election:
Here are five questions Mitch must answer about the sleazy, illegal voter suppression campaign he and the Kentucky GOP have unleashed on Kentucky voters:
1) Political pundits and the media have said this campaign tactic appears to be an intentional attempt to mislead voters. Do you deny that your mailer is falsely designed to look like an official government document?
2) Why does your mailer cite a postal statute that threatens fines and jail time? What other purpose could this serve, other than attempted intimidation of the recipient?
3) Given the massive confusion among voters, who are contacting county clerks with questions about their eligibility, will you publicly clarify to Kentucky voters that absolutely no one will be in legal jeopardy for exercising their right to vote?
4) Did you personally authorize this voter suppression campaign, or is this another example of a “Josh question” (or perhaps a Jesse Benton matter?)
5) Reports have surfaced that you issued a similar mailer in the Republican primary. Is this why Matt Bevin refuses to endorse – or even share a stage – with you to this very day?