Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes’s campaign has filed a lawsuit to stop Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign from distributing a mailer that gives the appearance of?illegal voter intimidation tactics.
On Friday, the Grimes campaign filed for an immediate injunction with the state court in Franklin County,?Kentucky.
As reported first by TPM:
The campaign is calling for a state and federal investigation of the mailers that say they’re authorized by the Kentucky Republican Party and the McConnell Senate campaign. The legal filing by the Grimes campaign can be read below, first reported by TPM.
“Of all the terrible things Mitch McConnell has done during this 30 year career in Washington, this last-ditch campaign he authorized to intimidate Kentuckians and prevent them from exercising their right to vote is unquestionably his most despicable,” Grimes campaign manager Jonathan Hurst said.
The mailers have the words “ELECTION VIOLATION NOTICE” sprawled at the top and attack Grimes for spreading “fraudulent” information.
The McConnell campaign and the Kentucky Republican Party have not returned queries from TPM regarding the mailers.
Read the injunction below.
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