Do research before voting on Nov. 5
In the Kentucky May primary elections, only a fraction of eligible voters bothered to vote. My question to all responsible Kentucky residents of voting age is this: Will you be fulfilling your civic duty Nov. 5 by voting responsibly?
Know the candidates and for what they stand. I recommend you Google kentuckiansforfreedom.com for excellent voter information. It points out some of the differences between the candidates.
For instance, Gov. Matt Bevin is pro-life while Beshear is pro-abortion. Bevin wants to clean up the voter rolls by taking the deceased off the rolls and having citizenship confirmed because it is illegal for non-citizens to vote, hence avoiding voter fraud. Beshear wants automatic voter registration and making absentee voting easier. Gov. Bevin has brought many jobs and business investments to Kentucky and he is the first governor to fully fund pensions for teachers and other public employees. Democratic candidates gave no responses about being pro-life or pro-family. In fact, Greg Stumbo worked against pro-life legislation.
The choices are very clear. You may vote for conservative pro-Trump Republicans or you may vote for liberal pro-Hillary Democrats.
Gov. Bevin and his fellow Republicans in Frankfort have worked hard to move Kentucky forward and away from the many failures and dishonesty perpetrated on Kentuckians by the Kentucky Democratic Party and its members.
A vote for Republican candidates on Nov. 5 is a vote for keeping Kentucky honest and moving forward and away from the liberal agendas of present-day Democrats at all levels. We do not need nor want anti-Trump Democrats elected to state office in Frankfort.
Support candidate with experience
Recently, I became interested in the secretary of state’s race so I took to Google to learn more.
After reading both candidates’ websites, I was stunned to learn that this is a contested race. Having been a candidate for office, and a county chairman, I had the opportunity to work directly with secretaries of state.
For those who are not aware of what the SOS’s office does, it first and foremost oversees elections. This is the most important and sensitive job in our great Republic. A favorite quote of mine goes, “Indeed, you won the elections, but I won the count.” — Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza. Favorited not of likeability for dictators, rather for potency.
Next, the SOS oversees all of our business filings and is responsible for maintaining these records. These are the basis for our businesses and employers abilities to pay us. They are not to be taken lightly
Also of significant note, the SOS’s office oversees and handles all candidate filings. To some, this may seem like a simple task. But there are highly complex legal situations that often arise when candidates withdraw from races, contest validity of petition signatures, and challenge other candidates’ qualifications to be on the ballot, such as what just occurred with our attorney general candidate, Daniel Cameron.
Heather French Henry has an impressive background in helping veterans and running a bureaucracy. As a veteran, I am grateful for what she does for our veterans. But helping veterans and overseeing elections on statewide level do not compare ... at all.
After reading Michael Adams’ website, I was impressed. He spent his career working in election law with some of the best folks in the field such as then Gov. Mike Pence, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Gov. Ernie Fletcher as well as George W. Bush’s Department of Justice, all of this after attending Harvard.
Put simply, we have one candidate with no election experience and another who spent his entire career working in a field he’s running for. Elections matter. Elections have consequences. Vote for experience. Vote for Michael Adams.
Promoting slate of pro-life candidates
I believe you don’t have to be a Christian to be pro-life, but you do have to be pro-life to be a Christian. The slaughter of innocent unborn babies is not Christian behavior.
Kentucky Right to Life Political Action Committee exists solely to save the lives of helpless, innocent unborn babies. It sends questionnaires to candidates and evaluates their responses and the incumbents’ voting records on abortion-related issues. Sometimes, they also interview candidates.
Kentucky Right to Life Political Action Committee has announced it has endorsed Gov. Matt Bevin for a second term; state Sen. Dr. Ralph Alvarado for the office of lieutenant governor; Michael Adams for secretary of state, Daniel Cameron for attorney general; Mike Harmon for state auditor; Allison Ball for state treasurer and Ryan Quarles for commissioner of agriculture.
Please join me in voting pro-life.
Terry H. Miller