What, that old trick again?

Seriously now, how stupid do they think people are? Since I read about the same thing happening 4 years ago (and 4 years before that, too) in other states, I’ve actually been waiting for this one to show up, almost with an evil level of anticipation. From HamptonRoads.com:

A phony State Board of Elections flier advising Republicans to vote on Nov. 4 and Democrats on Nov. 5 is being circulated in several Hampton Roads localities, according to state elections officials.

In fact, Election Day, for voters of all political stripes, remains Nov. 4.

The state logo was swiped from a website, it has spelling errors, and yet I’m sure that someone out there would fall for this crap. The kicker for me is the closer, We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but felt this was the only way to ensure fairness to the complete electorial (sic) process.

Now I don’t want to call anybody names or anything, but what backwater, fear-filled, desperate, republican, (redneck-optional) idiot had just enough brains to create such a thing, but was too stupid to run spell-check?! 😆 Has anyone heard of this kind of thing happening in any other states yet? The desperate late-game tactics would almost be funny if they weren’t so pathetic and transparent.

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8 Responses

  1. Fredo says:

    I seem to recall reading this morning about something like this happening in Wisconsin. Lemme see if I can dig that up.

    Update: I stand somewhat corrected. This is what I referred to. (via Queerty)

  2. Esprix says:

    I did see where some of the “yes on 8” folks in California were sending letters to companies who were listed as “no on 8” donators telling them, in essence, “you know if you don’t donate to us we’re gonna tell everybody you support them gays, right?” Weird, stalkerish blackmail FAIL.

  3. brian says:

    @Esprix: The only other similar one I distinctly remember was this article about a flyer being placed in mailboxes in Northern Virginia. It was informing anyone with an Obama sign in their yard that their “ostentatious support” of Obama was actually disguising their deeply-rooted racism towards Blacks/African-Americans.

    I love how it even referenced “Stuff White People Like” so as to appear culturally relevant. But at least it was spelled correctly. Passive-Aggressively Priceless!

  4. kyle says:

    On the Fail Blog they featured a letter to the editor blaming a drought on daylight savings time. Apparently, adding an extra hour to the afternoon led to the sun being up too long, drying out the country. Who would have thought it.

    My point is that such geniuses as this person are allowed to drive, have children and vote. It makes me wonder if democracy can work after all.

  5. magda says:

    This kind of thing makes me so mad. So mad! Seriously, if you can’t win with your ideology and can’t convince voters legitimately, hmm, maybe there’s a reason. It’s so wrong that people result to deception and trickery for anything, really, but ESPECIALLY for an election this important! Grrr.

  6. I’m quite shocked about this, more so that it’s happened more than once now. Do they honestly think that we don’t know what’s going on? I’m really surprised that this is happening in Northern Virginia of all places. Not that I expect it more or less to happen in other places in Virginia, the fact that it’s happening is just wrong.

    If there is ONE thing you do on Tuesday, November 4, it should be to VOTE.

  7. Stephanie says:

    I cannot believe…well, actually I can believe this. When it comes to politics in this heavily divisive and partisan atmosphere, nothing surprises me anymore. Although if someone is stupid enough to fall for this, perhaps it’s best they don’t vote.

  8. Lolypup says:

    Why bother running a specll check, hell half the official documents the government spits out is full of typos.

    But on a sad note, so many voters would so fall for this!

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