The New York Democrats recently sent a menacing letter to registered Democrats in which they warned that “we will be reviewing voter records.”
Thomas McKay shared the following letter on the Daily Banter:
Our records indicate that you are registered in New York County. Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record. Many organizations monitor turnout in your neighborhood and are disappointed by the inconsistent voting of many of your neighbors.
We will be reviewing the New York County official voting records after the upcoming election to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014. If you do note vote this year, we will be interested to hear why not.
McKay then commented on the letter:
While the letter is apparently intended to come across as ominous and somewhat threatening, I mostly find it really funny. I can’t imagine that many of my neighbors are anywhere as nosy as the NYSDC, let alone willing to harass me about my voting habits. As for anyone willing to look up my voter record specifically to chastise me for not voting, well, let’s just say I’d feel more creeped out than ashamed. But it still feels like a weird intimidation tactic, designed to browbeat me into voting. Instead of sending out detailed voter guides, calling me on the phone, or holding a sustained and effective get-out-the-vote campaign (I haven’t had a single knock on my door), New York Democrats think they can get me out to the polls by vote-shaming me.
What do you think? How far will the Democrats go to ensure that the vote goes their way?
h/t: The Daily Banter
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