Claims that Virginia Democrats are purposefully misrepresenting the positions held by Republican candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli have made one of the ugliest political campaigns even worse.
A Virginia Republican delegate, Scott Lingamfelter, said that he received a robocall on Sunday night claiming that Cuccinelli supports ObamaCare and taxpayer funding of abortions. According to the Washington Free Beacon, the calls are believed to be an attempt to depress conservative voter turnout and to use pressure to boost voter turnout among Democrats in the final days of the race.
Rather than a supporter of those positions, Cuccinelli was the first attorney general in the United States to challenge ObamaCare in federal court and is adamantly pro-life.
A description of the robocall from Lingamfelter’s Facebook page claimed:
About 25 minutes ago (7:24 PM 3 November) the Democratic Party of Virginia dropped a robo-call (that they said they paid for in the recording) at MY house to try to tell ME that Ken Cuccinelli supports Obamacare and public financing of abortion!!!
Virginia, pa-leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzz understand that the party that wants Terry McAuliffe to be your governor will flat lie about anything! If you want proof that they will say ANYTHING to gain power over you and your life, you need go no further than the “robo-lies” they are sending around Virginia this Sunday evening. They are shameless in their tactics. (I guess they are trying to suppress GOP voters.)
The Beacon states that neither Lingamfelter nor the Democratic Party of Virginia responded to questions about the robocall campaign.
In an update on its report of the story, LifeNews indicated that Cuccinelli himself has commented on the robocalls via an email sent out to his supporters:
We have the most energized group of grassroots supporters I’ve ever seen in all of my years in office. Our momentum and excitement is contagious – Terry McAuliffe and the Democrats see that – and they’re nervous. So nervous in fact, that they’ve turned to desperate, outright lies to try to sway my hardworking and dedicated supporters.
Early today, I was informed that the Democrats are calling the homes of my Republican supporters and telling them that I support Obamacare!
That’s right, Friend. Terry McAuliffe and his Democrat allies are trying to convince voters that I support Obamacare in order to trick them into voting against me!
Of course we all know the truth – that I was the first Attorney General in the country to sue the federal government over Obamacare. I’ve been busy fighting back against Obamacare for years, and what has Terry McAuliffe done? He said it didn’t go far enough.
Terry even stood by President Obama’s side yesterday and celebrated Obamacare after news broke that the President lied to Americans, and millions lost their health insurance.