Eh! Can someone help me?
In a recent political ad, Senator Bob Smith stated, "My opponent, Joe Lye, is more interested in playing golf with special interest groups than voting on the issues. In fact, he was only present on 12 of 120 days during the last legislative session. Let's work together to eliminate this kind of waste from our government."
Which of the following is it most important for voters to do in evaluating these statements?
a. Check the facts about Smith's claims that Lye was absent.
b. Eliminate Lye from consideration during the election.
c. Ignore the information because the source is not trustworthy.
d. Review Smith's own attendance during the legislative session.