It's not like there's a shortage of dirty tricks going around this campaign season, but this is the first one I've heard of regarding cars and renewable energy. The Yes on 87 group is accusing oil and tobacco companies (really? tobacco companies?) of printing up a "bogus" Voter Information Guide for Democrats some Proposition 87 supporters say they have been getting in the main. Tony Rubenstein, founder and chairman of Yes on 87 sent out an email making clear that this mailer is not from the Democratic Party and that the party has nothing to do with it. I can't find an online version of the mailer (and I didn't get one), so I don't know exactly what it says or who it claims to be from, but the small version of it Yes on 87 has on their website makes it seem that the flyer looks like it's for Democrats and asks them to vote against the measure. As has been made abundantly clear in recent weeks, pretty much all major Democratic party leaders (former President Clinton first among them) support this measure. If you're looking for some non-partisan voting guides on Prop. 87 (at least, I am pretty sure they're party-free) check out this one
, from the League of Women Voters, or a condensed version here
, from Smartvoter.
[Source: Yes on 87]