"This is a common trick by special interest groups
to get people to vote," Boone County Clerk Taylor Burks
wrote on one Facebook discussion. "There is usually backlash when political campaigns do it, so they set up PACs or dark money groups to send out these 'voter report cards.' They get an 'A' for creepiness."
People wanted to know if the publicly announced report card broke the law. "They're using public voter records for these mailers, so they're legal," Burks explained.
"Offensive," "inaccurate," "worthless," and "threatening" were among dozens of condemnations on the Facebook group CoMo for Progress
Others complained the flyer missed absentee voting, and wondered how everyone in an A-grade neighborhood reported getting a B, C, or D.
Mailed from 227 Jefferson Street in Jefferson City, the voter report card lists Martin Walter
as the Treasurer of the Political Action Committee (PAC) behind it. The Committee to Protect Mo Families
"is a broad-based coalition of organizations and individuals who have come together to support middle class families and oppose anti-worker policies such as so-called 'Right to Work,'" the PAC's website explains.
The PAC opposes Proposition A, which if passed August 7 would "prohibit as a condition of employment the forced membership in a labor union or forced payment of union dues," according to ballot language.