November 2, 2014 7:42 am -

The Kentucky GOP, with the endorsement of Mitch McConnell’s campaign, is sending out mailers scaring voters into thinking they’re guilty of voting violations.


It warns of “a possible fraud” and reads, “You are at risk of acting on fraudulent information.” It says it’s paid for by the Republican Party of Kentucky and authorized by the McConnell Senate Committee ’14.

The mailer is ultimately a rather creative attack on Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, telling the voter that she is feeding them “fraudulent information” and “blatant lies solely to deceive Kentucky voters” about McConnell and her own candidacy.

The mailer surfaced just four days before Election Day, when the Senate GOP leader is polling narrowly ahead of Grimes in an unexpectedly close contest. It’s unclear how widely it was sent.

Kentucky Democrats torched the “despicable mailers” as potentially illegal “voter suppression.”

“After trying for 16 months to buy this election, Mitch McConnell and the out-of-state special interests that support him are now trying to steal Kentucky’s Senate seat using questionable and possibly illegal voter suppression tactics. The despicable mailers targeting Kentucky voters with misleading information are just another sign of Mitch McConnell’s desperation as Kentuckians hold him accountable for his 30-year failed record in Washington,” Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Dan Logsdon said in a statement.[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.

13 responses to McConnell Campaign Trying To Suppress The Vote

  1. StoneyCurtisll November 2nd, 2014 at 7:53 am

    These people,(GOP) will do anything for power.
    Lie, cheat, steal and suppress.

  2. NW10 November 2nd, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Also to add: Grimes, McConnell’s opponent and the KY Secretary of State, has filed suit against McConnell and called for a federal injunction into the mailers. It’s good to see she’s not taking this lying down.

  3. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker November 2nd, 2014 at 8:28 am

    When all your ideas suck and you’re just a lying corporate shill, this is what you resort to.

  4. Denise November 2nd, 2014 at 8:56 am

    This is a sure sign McConnell is not winning this race. Winners don’t resort to voter intimidation and suppression. All this will do is anger Democrats in Eastern KY. If they weren’t sure as to whether or not to vote, they will probably now vote. People don’t like being bullied or threatened. This should disqualify Mcconnell from the Senate. Hmmmm, I wonder if Chuck Todd agrees.

    • tiredoftea November 2nd, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Let’s hope that you are correct.

    • Larry Schmitt November 2nd, 2014 at 11:25 am

      Or sometimes they’re just paranoid. The Watergate breakin was completely unnecessary, as Nixon would have won by a landslide anyway. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if McConnell won again, since inertia is one of the most powerful political forces.

  5. mea_mark November 2nd, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Voting republican is voting for a corrupt America where the selfish rule, at least until it starts a revolution.

  6. mea_mark November 2nd, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Voting republican is voting for a corrupt America where the selfish rule, at least until it starts a revolution.

  7. tiredoftea November 2nd, 2014 at 10:37 am

    “It’s unclear how widely it was sent.” No, it was sent exclusively to minority heavy districts who are presumed to favor Dems.

  8. Dwendt44 November 2nd, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    The rabid right never seems to run out of dirty tricks to stay in power.

  9. Mobi November 2nd, 2014 at 9:07 pm

  10. MjrMissConduct November 4th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    This is shocking – said no one ever.

    This clown needs to be sent packing, I hope he loses his seat.

  11. Candide Thirtythree November 5th, 2014 at 1:52 am

    Well it looks like it worked