|Published:||Oct 17, 2013 11:41 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 17, 2013 11:41 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla. --- This voter alert says: Stop Obama operatives from trying to take over City Hall.
"One thing I have learned from being in a politics for a long time .... campaigns will bean bag, people will make personal attacks."
Anthony Thomas, a Democrat who helps run campaigns in Fort Myers, is on it, right next to our president.
The ad claims Obama operatives, like Thomas, are launching an elaborate campaign to flood the elections office with ballots, using troublesome and questionable tactics.
"I think its disgusting, I don't think it's appropriate but that's politics," said Thomas.
Thomas admits to running around the city, encouraging voters to sign up for absentee ballots.
Suspicions about voter fraud, in Fort Myers, were enough to grab the attention of Floridians for Conservative Values.
"Try to offset we had with what we felt were stealth operations that no one really knew about. AppearEd to be some sheninigans," said Randy Nielsen, a spokesman for the group.
The group sent the flyer to thousands of conservatives in the area, and says it's simply trying to fight fire with fire, through voter education.
The ad asks conservatives to request absentees.
"We think FM is an important place, we think it's important that conservatives in FM there stand up and make sure conservative principles are in local government," said Nielsen.
There have been more than 2,000 absentee ballots requested so far for this year's election.
In 2009, the general election only yielded 500. That's why the conservatives say they are getting involved, not to personally attack anyone.
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