Republican Secretary of State Candidate Diego Morales appears to be flip-flopping on a key campaign issue to try and win votes. Morales seems to be backpedaling on the issue of limiting early voting to make up for several months of bad publicity.
Earlier this summer, documents emerged which appeared to show Diego was once fired from the very office he now wants to hold. A short time later, a poll emerged in which he was trailing his Democrat opponent. In July, campaign reports showed Morales spent almost $44,000 on a campaign car.
These issues and others have turned what should be an easy win for Republicans into a nailbiter. The response from Diego? Go against a campaign position that was central to his defeating incumbent Holli Sullivan at the Indiana Republican Party Convention this past June to limit early voting in Indiana from 28 days to 14.
Limiting early voting apparently did not go over as well with General Election voters as those at the convention, because Diego has spent the past week saying reduced early voting time is no longer a part of his platform. In the past seven days, Morales has rejected his once deeply held position in both interviews with Indiana Capital Chronicle and. Fox 59 television. Morales told Indiana Capital Chronical:
My sole focus is on earning Hoosier votes in this year’s election. I have been and will continue to travel to all 92 counties in Indiana to listen to and learn from voters so I can best serve them.
Diego flip-flopping on a central campaign issue is important because elections are about trust. When a candidate changes his once deeply held belief almost as soon as the election calendar moves from Primary to General, it should serve as a red flag to all voters.
Morales’ quick conversion on a once pivotal issue makes him very hard to trust. Voters deserve public office holders who stick to their convictions and can be counted on to hold to their positions they pledge while running, no matter how the winds blow.
From work history to polling, Diego has a bevy of issues to work through before November. Over the past week, he added voter trust to the list. Kendall and Casey discussed how hard it is now to trust the Republican Candidate for Secretary of State.
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