Thursday, October 28, 2010

Robin Carnahan & Emanuel Cleaver Violating MO Election Law by Bribing People to Vote

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In a new campaign ad endorsed by both MO Secretary of State Robin Carnahan and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, which is airing exclusively on urban radio stations (i.e. white people, you aren't invited), the candidates are offering free tickets to a concert featuring Peaches and Herb, Evelyn Champagne King and the Shylights.  To get the tickets all one has to do is trudge on down to Robin Carnahan’s campaign office in KCMO today or tomorrow between 3 and 5 pm and present your voter ID card.

The problem? The ad indicates the tickets are a $95 value and Missouri election law forbids any person, union, or company from bribing anyone to vote or to refrain from voting, a crime punishable by a $5,000 fine, 6 months in prison, or both.

Since Robin Carnahan, in her role as Secretary of State, is in charge of overseeing her on election, we’re guessing you won’t see any efforts to investigate and or prosecute this crime.

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