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Voters describe latest ‘Big Brother’ mailings as ‘veiled threats’ and ‘creepy’

One of the mailers received by Democratic voters.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Some voters found it creepy and others were amused when they received the Democratic State Central Committee’s two latest mailers telling them how many times they had voted in the past several elections.

“Who you vote for is private, but whether or not you vote is public record,” the mailer says. “We are sending you this voter report card to show your voting attendance rate.”

It goes onto say, “We plan to update this voter report card after the upcoming election and will be interested to see whether or not you voted.”

Voters had all sorts of reactions to the mailer, but the most consistent was that it was “creepy.”

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

 

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7 responses to “Voters describe latest ‘Big Brother’ mailings as ‘veiled threats’ and ‘creepy’”

  1. LWitherspoon

    And then they wonder why undocumented immigrants don’t vote.

  2. Non partisan

    Undocumented immigrants can vote in ct?

  3. Norwalk Sage

    I wonder how many of these notices went out to deceased voters. Maybe the Democrats are hoping someone will punch in for them.

  4. Casey Smith

    It then goes on to warn the voter that the party “will be reviewing these records after the election to determine whether or not you joined your neighbors in voting. We may call you to ask about your voting experience and will update this chart for the next election. If you do not vote this year, while we will be disappointed, we’ll be interested to hear why not.”

    Wow! Is this intimidating or what? I wonder if people will be switching to Independent after the election because of this? From what I was told by someone who would know, the Unaffiliated and Independent voters are growing in number. I can see why.

  5. EveT

    One of the letters received at our address showed the name and voting record of a total stranger. The outside envelope was addressed to someone in our household, but the letter inside was not. They apparently had an envelope stuffing glitch.

  6. Kathleen Montgomery

    This tactic called “Shaming the Voter” is everywhere and used by both parties. George Orwell would be proud. Check out the Iowa website below to see the arial views of neighborhoods with a big R above houses. Then, raise hell about this travesty.

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/10/30/democrats-put-off-by-letter-to-voters-saying-whether-you-vote-is-public-record/

    http://thinkprogress.org/election/2014/10/31/3587414/iowa-republican-facebook-ads/

  7. Marty N

    When the Nazis came for the communists,
    I remained silent;
    I was not a communist.

    When they locked up the social democrats,
    I remained silent;
    I was not a social democrat.

    When they came for the trade unionists,
    I did not speak out;
    I was not a trade unionist.

    When they came for the Jews,
    I remained silent;
    I wasn’t a Jew.

    When they came for me,
    there was no one left to speak out.

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