October 17, 2014 12:57 pm -

[su_right_ad]The purpose is to confuse people about registering in the Illinois governor race.  The group’s activities have already led to an investigation in North Carolina where they sent out incorrect information about how to register to vote. Jennifer Odom (pictured) received a misleading mailing addressed to her deceased toddler.

The Kochs’ Americans for Prosperity must have decided they need to do some “voter information” in what’s an awfully tight race for governor in Illinois. According to the Daily Kos Elections Outlook, there’s about a 4-point spread between Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner. Enter AFP to try to create a little chaos in the election. And like in North Carolina, where they sent hundreds of thousands of fraudulent mailers, they’re upsetting people by sending mailers to their dead loved ones.

The phony mailers tell people they have to register to vote.

All over the state, people have been calling their county clerks to find out if they really do have to re-register, because all of the mailings from AFP are meant to look like they’re coming from elections officials. They’re also wondering why their dead relatives are getting these letters, because they’re going to a lot of deceased people. Which means elections officials are having to make a lot of apologies, even though they’re not responsible for the confusion. Says Shelby County Clerk Jessica Fox, “[w]e would never do anything, for lack of a better term, as tacky as to open up these old wounds.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

16 responses to Koch-Backed Group Sending Out Phony Mailers

  1. mea_mark October 17th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I would think you would be able to charge them with mail fraud.

    • M D Reese October 17th, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      I agree. And how bout a fine and/or jail time for every single stinking mailer that they sent out. I’m really sick of these bastards getting away with this kind of crap. I hope they get the same judge that Michael Dunn got.

    • Pilotshark October 17th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      first thing under consumer help is Mail Fraud. if all the cuts and dismantling of the USPS have not hurt there ability to do they`er jobs.

      • Larry Schmitt October 17th, 2014 at 2:33 pm

        Let’s hope they try to bring some action against them, but Koch money can buy a lot of very clever lawyers, and a lot of the lawyers working for us have been known to make mistakes on this kind of thing. So don’t get your hopes up.

  2. tiredoftea October 17th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Yes, they love democracy so much, they just can’t send mail with the things their puppet politicians stand for, so they try to suppress the vote.

  3. M D Reese October 17th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    The only way that the right wing can “win” in this country is by lying, cheating, and stealing.

  4. tracey marie October 17th, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Tell me why the IRS should not be investigating these illegal and lying pacs?

    • Pilotshark October 17th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      not sure about the IRS, but differently the FBI.

      • tracey marie October 17th, 2014 at 1:39 pm

        It was a swipe at the teabaggers and their whining about the irs doing their jobs concerning pacs.

        • Pilotshark October 17th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

          smiles,, i was thinking that but my fingers got ahead of me 🙂

          • tracey marie October 17th, 2014 at 2:13 pm

            I know you a smart guy. 🙂

      • Obewon October 17th, 2014 at 8:24 pm

        Ruling court Justice: ‘Before your sentence is pronounced Charles & David Koch, do you have anything to say to this court?’

        Charles & David Koch: ‘We were set up just like Felon Dinesh D’Souza…’

        Ruling court Justice: Appeal denied. Life in prison with no possibility parole bailiff! Escort AFP’s teaklan Koch bros puppet masters to their new Federal homes. This appeals court is now adjourned. BOOM!

        • Pilotshark October 20th, 2014 at 9:04 am

          I hear Cheech or was it Chong?

          Bailiff! whack their pee pees!

          no soup for them!

  5. Ol Blue October 17th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Why is it that those who scream the most about “election fraud” are the ones committing it?

  6. m2old4bs October 18th, 2014 at 12:49 am

    The other thing that’s happening with political flyers coming through the mail is that Republican candidates are leaving off the Republican affiliation. I’ve gotten three flyers within the last week, each one had the candidates name, his position on various issues, the vote for me plug, but no where within the flyer, either front or back, could one find the word “Republican.” And yes, I’ve doubled checked each one’s political registration. All are registered Republicans. Interesting, ain’t it?

  7. Snick1946 October 18th, 2014 at 11:10 am

    We are getting what seem to be fake ‘poll’ calls. You think you are participating in a legitimate poll then when you respond by telling the caller you plan to vote for a Democrat you get the ‘But, did you know that (Candidate name) favors (opposes) such and such? Start asking who they are and the line goes dead.