I was stunned by the [Oct. 6] Mountain Xpress to find a voter guide which was only about Republicans, a conservative voter guide. That is the most destructive thing for the state of North Carolina that I’ve seen. Every one of those people will continue the destruction of this wonderful state and continue taking away the citizens of North Carolina’s freedom.
I guess you all were paid a lot of money to publish this, but there is a morality issue. And so [as] far as I’m concerned, for printing that for money, you’re nothing but greedy and immoral, and people who vote for these conservatives are voting for a complete destruction of this state.
— Lloyd Kay
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