. . . but can't stomach the idea of voting for Fran O'Connell because of his misogynistic attitude towards women.*
Blank voting means to not vote for either mayoral candidate.
In essence, "neither of the above".
*I get that some voters don't like Alex, but how can anyone reconcile voting for Fran O'Connell when he still thinks it's okay to belittle and sexually objectify women?
Fran O'Connell not only made inexcusably misogynistic comments about a respected city employee (Google 'Fran O'Connell misogyny'), he then blamed and tried to discredit the woman who reported the incident. And, to this day, he still refuses to apologize.
Given his unrepentant attitude toward women, how can he seriously be considered to lead ANY community, let alone a city of 40,000 people, half of whom are women?
It's okay to be unhappy with Alex, but please think twice about the message it would send to every resident of Holyoke -- and to every resident in the State - to elect a man who shows complete disregard for women. That's not moving forward. That's moving back to the dark ages.
If you can't justify voting for Alex, please consider "blank voting" for mayor. Let's not make Holyoke the laughingstock of the Commonwealth.
NOTE: before the conspiracy theorists start buzzing - NO, the Morse campaign did not put me up to this. They are reading this at the same time you are.