New Video: Grimes Excuse For Disclosing Clinton Vote

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October 17, 2014
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Grimes Says She Can Disclose Vote For Hillary In '08 Because She Wasn’t Yet Secretary Of State; Forgets '08 General Election

LOUISVILLE – Team Mitch today released the following background information as Alison Lundergan Grimes claimed that she could disclose her ‘08 vote for Hillary Clinton because she wasn’t Secretary of State at the time while still refusing to say that she voted for Barack Obama in the general election.

WATCH HERE

Asked By WYMT, Grimes Still Will Not Say If She Voted For Barack Obama In 2008 And 2012 “Steve Hensley: “You've also said in the past that you voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential primary so what's the difference?” Secretary Grimes: “In 2008 I was not Secretary of State and what happened at that convention is all on record so nothing that wasn't already fully disclosed was offered up. It's a matter of principle as I told Bill Goodman, I'm the chief elections official. It is a constitutional right provided in Kentucky's constitution for all Kentuckians to cast their ballot in privacy.” (“Grimes continues to dodge question of who she voted for,” WYMT, 10/17/14)

BACKGROUND

When Asked By The Courier-Journal, Grimes Refused To Say Four Times If She Voted For Obama. “U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes found herself under attack from the right, left and the middle on Friday following an editorial board interview with The Courier-Journal in which she four times refused to say if she voted for President Barack Obama.” (Joe Gerth, “Grimes' non-answer on Obama vote ridiculed,” Courier-Journal, 10/10/14)

After Courier-Journal Appearance, Grimes Still Refuses To Say If She Voted For Barack Obama. “I believe that all Kentuckians understand the sanctity of the ballot box. It's not about who I voted for 2 years ago or back in '08. It's about what I will vote for when we go to Washington, D.C. (“Grimes, McConnell Attend Logan Co. Tobacco and Heritage Festival,” WBKO, 10/11/14) 

At KET Debate Grimes Refused To Say That She Voted For Barack Obama, Citing The “Sanctity” Of The Ballot Box, Yet In 2008 She Said She Voted For Hilary Clinton. “Grimes again refused to say whether she voted for Obama in 2008 or 2012, saying that as the state's chief elections officer, she has a duty to protect the "sanctity" of the ballot box and Americans' right to a secret ballot. That is a change from when Grimes told the show Ballot Bomb, a KET program set to air later this month, that she voted for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.” (Sam Youngman, “Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes take their talking points face to face,” Herald-Leader, 10/13/14) 

  • Grimes: “I Got A Chance Though To Vote For Secretary Clinton In 2008”. “Grimes said she turned 18 in 1996, "unfortunately" after President Bill Clinton's election. "I had hoped to be able to vote for him. I got a chance though to vote for Secretary (Hillary) Clinton in 2008," she said.”(Jack Brammer, Sam Youngman, “McConnell says he voted for Nixon; criticizes Grimes for not saying if she voted for Obama,” Herald-Leader, 10/10/14)

Grimes continues to dodge question of who she voted for

WYMT

October 17, 2014

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U.S. Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes continues to refuse to say who she voted for in the 2008 and 2012 president elections. On Friday Grimes sat down with WYMT’s Steve Hensley for a taping of an episode of “Issues & Answers: The Mountain Edition.” Here is an excerpt from the interview:

Steve Hensley: “You've also said in the past that you voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2008 presidential primary so what's the difference?”

Secretary Grimes: “In 2008 I was not Secretary of State and what happened at that convention is all on record so nothing that wasn't already fully disclosed was offered up. It's a matter of principle as I told Bill Goodman, I'm the chief elections official. It is a constitutional right provided in Kentucky's constitution for all Kentuckians to cast their ballot in privacy.”

Hensley: “If President Obama offered to campaign for you in Kentucky, would you accept?”

Grimes: “Well, I've said I speak for myself, Senator McConnell doesn't understand that. He and his henchmen have spent about 50 million dollars trying to put Barack Obama on the ballot this year. He's not, I am.”

A new Rasmussen poll released today shows Senator Mitch McConnell with an eight percentage point lead in the race. The most recent bluegrass poll showed grimes with a slight edge.

You can see our entire interview with grimes on “Issues and Answers” Monday October 20, 2014, at 7 PM on WYMT and WYMT.com.

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