By Jonathan Goetz
November 3, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Deceptive mailers have been sent to voters in El Cajon and Lemon Grove, readers tell ECM.
The San Diego County Democratic Party has endorsed Vickie Butcher, Stephanie Harper and Ben Kalasho in the El Cajon City Council Race. But a reader has alerted ECM that a mailer claims El Cajon Democrats endorsed Butcher as well as Humbert Cabrera and Steve Goble. Cabrera and Goble have not been endorsed by any political party.
In Lemon Grove, a “COPS Guide” falsely states that mayoral candidate Racquel Vasquez is supported by police and fire. In fact, the city’s firefighters have endorsed her opponent, George Gastil. The deputy Sheriff’s association, which serves Lemon Grove, has not made any endorsement in this race.
The flyers are the latest in a string of deceptive mailers landing in voters’ mailboxes across the County. It is unclear who is behind the phony information being sent in these communities.