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Polis: Women Will Die if Stapleton Wins CO-Gov. Election

The Democratic candidate for governor took his campaign to a new low on Thursday.

By NTK Staff | 08.31.2018 @12:00pm
Polis: Women Will Die if Stapleton Wins CO-Gov. Election

Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Colorado, took his campaign to a new low on Thursday when he suggested that women will die if Republican Ken Stapleton wins this November.

The Denver Post reported:

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, the Democratic candidate for governor, suggested Thursday that women would die at a faster rate if his opponent Walker Stapleton wins the November election.

“If Walker Stapleton was elected, mortality for women would likely go up with these policies he’s advocating, the HIV infection rate would go up,” he said, flanked by employees and volunteers at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.

While the hit is already a low blow, The Denver Post also noted that Polis’s assumption is flawed:

Polis made the comments after an employee from Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado, a political arm of the health care organization, suggested maternal mortality was extremely high in Texas due in part to a lack of access to clinics such as Planned Parenthood.

However, a reporting error is partly to blame for the sharp increase in Texas, a new report found. In the same report, researchers said there were likely many causes for the spike, including an increase in chronic diseases.

Either way, Polis joins a long line of Democrats who have suggested people will die if Republicans succeed in politics or policy. That line includes Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and liberal protesters.

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