We reported last week that a newspaper editorial board video interview of Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes went viral after she refused to answer the question of whether she voted for Barack Obama.
Now Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is picking up on the sour taste her refusal is putting in the mouths of the largely conservative Kentucky voters. In their recent debate, the moderator asked Grimes again whether she had voted for Obama.
Repeating her refusal, reports Newsmax, she responded to the question: “This is a matter of principle. Our constitution grants, here in Kentucky, the constitutional right for privacy of the ballot box, for a secret ballot.”
When pressed by the debate moderator once more, Grimes doubled down, “Again, you have that right, Sen. McConnell has that right, every Kentuckian has the right for privacy at the ballot box,” she said. “If I as chief election official, Bill, don’t stand up for that right, who in Kentucky will?”