Grimes Again Won’t Say If She Voted For Obama
[su_right_ad]Alison Lundergan Grimes embarrassingly refused to say whether she voted for President Obama at a meeting with the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board. She doubled down during a debate with Mitch McConnell, continuing the inanity.
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrat trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), once again refused to say if she voted for President Obama in 2012, arguing that revealing her vote would undermine the right to privacy at the ballot box for other Kentuckians.
“This is a matter of principle. Our constitution grants, here in Kentucky, the constitutional right for privacy of the ballot box, for a secret ballot,” Grimes said during her debate with McConnell. “I am not going to compromise a constitutional right provided here in Kentucky in order to curry favor on one or other side, or for members of the media, I’ll protect that right for every Kentuckian.”
Asked directly if she would say who she voted for Grimes refused. “Again, you have that right, Senator McConnell has that right, every Kentuckian has the right for privacy at the ballot box,” she said. “If I as chief election official, Bill, don’t stand up for that right, who in Kentucky will?”
In the first go-round about this, she said she had been a Hillary Clinton supporter, so it’s likely she would have acknowledged that vote. Thus, this isn’t about standing up for the right to keep a vote private; it’s about not standing up for what you decisions you’ve made.