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‘Elvira’ Star Goes Extreme, Says Women Are ‘Obligated’ to Vote for Dems

Cassandra Peterson used her most famous character to urge people to go against Donald Trump and Republicans in the midterms

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“Elvira: Mistress of the Dark” star Cassandra Peterson (shown above right) used her famous character this week to urge Americans to vote for Democrats in the midterm elections.

“As a fan of Elvira, you may like her because she’s spooky, funny and sexy,” tweeted Peterson. “But as my real fans know, she is also a strong, resilient, empowered woman who stands up for herself and what she believes in. To that end, I feel compelled to write this message today.”

The 67-year-old actress then continued, “If you’re a woman or if you have a woman (or girl) in your life who you care about, it’s your obligation to VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS. I know I will get the typical angry responses from some: ‘Stick to acting and keep your nose out of politics.’ But first and foremost I am an American.”

She then added, “I have the right to express my opinion no matter what my profession. A vote for Democrats is a vote for women’s health care, workplace equality, and for protecting the planet for future generations. It’s taking a stand AGAINST misogyny, xenophobia, racism and homophobia.”

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Peterson is best known for her role as Elvira, a character she’s played in television shows and movies.

Programs like “Elvira’s Movie Macabre” aired the B-level horror movies — and found Elvira hosting the films and even commenting on them.

Peterson continues to play up the incredibly popular Elvira character. She’s appeared as that character in one way or another in recent years on shows like “Comic Book Men” and “Storage Wars.”

It’s disappointing to see Peterson take such a beloved and unifying character and use it to promote her own personal politics.

She says voting for Democrats is voting for strong women — but does that mean she thinks conservative women do not stand up for what they believe in?

What about Sarah Huckabee Sanders or Nikki Haley? These women often have to stand up to a lot of attacks and defend themselves for their right-leaning views.

It’s also sad to see Peterson join so many other celebrities with the extreme rhetoric. She wants to add her voice to the political debate, but how can she be taken seriously when she’s suggesting that women and anyone who even knows a woman has an “obligation” to vote for one political party over another?

It’s another example of a leftist committing herself to the dying idea of being loyal to one party no matter what. In this case, it’s a political party that is getting more and more irrelevant with each passing day.

For more on Peterson, check out a segment of one of her most recent television appearances, on AMC’s “Comic Book Men,” below:

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