"Your voting history is a matter of public record," the mailer declares, implying that the union can determine how people vote.Call it the old mob “protection” racket modernized in an attempt to influence voters. Chicago politics have come to Oregon.
"How you vote is a personal decision," the card reads, but the message on the front seems to suggest otherwise.
"It's an updated version of a tool that's served them well in the past: 'Nice little place ya got here. Be a real shame if something was to, you know, happen'."
AFL-CIO Trying To Intimidate Voters In Oregon?
Gee, are the Democrats and their traditional supporters, the labor unions, getting desperate? Depending upon how you read the mailer sent by the Oregon office of the AFL-CIO, it could be construed as an attempt to intimidate voters.