Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Ohio McDonalds told workers to vote GOP
Democratic Party in Ohio are calling on officials to investigate the owner of McDonald's restaurants in the state over what they say is an attempt to "intimidate" employees into voting Republican.
Employees at as many as 12 McDonald's restaurants received a letter with their most recent paycheck urging them to vote for Republican candidates, or else future paychecks would be in jeopardy.
"If the right people are elected, we will be able to continue with raises and benefits at or above our present levels," said the letter, as quoted at the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "If others are elected, we will not."
The letter was written on McDonald's stationery and included a pamphlet promoting Ohio Republican candidates John Kasich (for governor), Rob Portman (for Senate) and Jim Renacci, who's running for a House seat.
Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern has asked county and federal prosecutors to investigate the letter, AP reports."