In arguably the most closely watched senate race in the country, one of the political parties decided they needed a little ‘boost’ to help their candidate.
In an effort to suppress a key voting bloc in the state, the State Democratic party began running ads last week on Facebook discouraging hunters from turning out to vote in tomorrow’s key midterm elections.
“ATTENTION HUNTERS: If you vote in North Dakota, you may forfeit hunting licenses you have in other states. If you want to keep your out-of-state hunting licenses, you may not want to vote in North Dakota,” read the ads, according to a report in The Daily Caller.
The state party began running the ads under a Facebook page titled ‘Hunter Alerts’ last Thursday, a day after the page was created on the social media giant.
A North Dakota political blogger noticed the ads and said he had never heard of hunters ever losing their licenses after voting in North Dakota. A spokesman for North Dakota Game and Fish told the blogger they had never heard of that either, said The Daily Caller.
“This is a scurrilous attack on all hunters in America, not just in North Dakota. These disgusting tactics are completely unacceptable,” responded SCI President Paul Babaz when informed of the dirty tricks.
“The pro-hunting majority in Congress is in serious danger of being wiped out by a tidal wave of ‘progressive’ candidates who embrace the animal rights movement and gun bans,” Babaz continued.
Dirty tricks are nothing new in politics – whether it is making sure dead folks get to the polls to cast their votes, or making good on the old joke – “vote early and vote often.” It appears the North Dakota Democratic party has learned a few lessons from the legendary dirty tricksters of Chicago politics.