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McDonald's Franchisee Tells Employees to Vote Republican

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(CANTON, Ohio) -- Vote Republican or perhaps sacrifice your raise. That was the message McDonald’s franchisee Paul Siegfried sent employees of his restaurants in Canton, Ohio.

In a letter to employees that accompanied workers’ paychecks, Siegfried wrote, “If the right people are elected we will be able to continue with raises and benefits at or above our present levels. If others are elected we will not.”

The letter continued with the names of candidates that Siegfried said “will help our business move forward.” Among the names listed were John Kasich for Ohio Governor, Rob Portman for Senate and Jim Renacci for Congress.

Siegfried has apologized, calling his actions “an error of judgment.”

Voters across the nation head to the polls on Tuesday.

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