Bogus Kentucky Voting Guide

Oct 31, 2015 |

Bogus Kentucky ‘Voter Guide’


Here in Kentucky, we’ve got an off-cycle election this November 3rd.  This year, we are electing a new governor plus other state officials.  We’ve been getting the usual political flyers in the mail, mostly related to the race for governor.

Here in Northern Kentucky, on Friday, October 30, we received a ‘voting guide for Kentucky Seniors.’  It includes a facsimile of the Kentucky state seal.  It proposes to provide a ‘side-by-side analysis of the two gubernatorial candidates.’

Inside, there really is no comparison…this is a pro-democratic flyer which supports Jack Conway, the democratic candidate for Kentucky Governor.

It appears that the intent of this mail pice is to only loosely resemble an official communication from the state.  Most people won’t be fooled by this, but a few will, and it’s those few that this mailing is attempting to trick.

I feel that any campaign that resorts to trickery to attempt to garner votes deserves to be called out.  So I’m calling out the Jack Conway campaign, and the Kentucky Democratic Party:  You are doing damage to an already damaged electoral process, and you are causing already-cynical voters to become even more cynical.  In addition, I’m sure the Democratic Party timed this mailing for the last few days before the election so that any resulting blow-back will likely get lost in the shuffle of election week.

I’m not going to divulge a voting preference, but remember that most Kentuckians have historically voted democratic in state elections.  However, I will say that if I were going to vote for Conway, then he would have just lost my vote.

Now I bestow my most vicious curse upon these miscreants:  May the fleas of one thousand camels infest your armpits!

[P.S.  Apologies for the quality of the image…one of my dogs apparently found the flyer as distasteful as I did!]

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