Huckabee Jokes About Suppressing Vote Of Labor Supporters: ‘Let The Air Out Of Their Tires’

This November, Ohioans will vote on Issue 2 to decide whether Gov. John Kasich’s (R-OH) anti-workers’ rights law Senate Bill 5 should remain on the books. After a few serious stumbles, the conservative group Building a Better Ohio brought in the big guns — also known as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — to gin up voter support for the deeply unpopular law.

Speaking to a crowd of 350 in Mason, OH, Mason Buzz reports that Huckabee jokingly offered an eyebrow-raising way to help ensure victory on Issue 2: suppress the vote. Encouraging supporters to call friends and ask if they’re voting for Issue 2, he joked, “If they say no, well, you just make sure that they don’t go vote. Let the air out of their tires on election day. Tell them the election has been moved to a different date,” he said. “That’s up to you how you creatively get the job done:

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Huckabee is clearly joking, but given Building A Better Ohio’s track record of deceit , who knows. (HT: Politico’s Ben Smith)