Stench of Desperation: NY Democrats Threaten Public Shaming If You Don’t Vote

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 at 7:24 am

Why not just call for mandatory voting with only one candidate on the ballot?

You know they’d prefer that.

Democrats are telling voters that they had better head to the polls — or else.

The New York State Democratic Committee is bullying people into voting next week with intimidating letters warning that it can easily find out which slackers fail to cast a ballot next Tuesday.

“Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record,” the letter says.

“We will be reviewing voting records . . . to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014.”

It ends with a line better suited to a mob movie than a major political party: “If you do not vote this year, we will be interested to hear why not.”

The letter and accompanying post card was criticized even by party members, with one Democratic consultant saying it was the wrong way to inspire votes.

“It’s a threatening letter. It’s a scare piece that is unnecessary and inappropriate,” the insider said.

Brooklyn and Manhattan residents who received the note Wednesday were furious, calling it an attempt to browbeat them into showing up at the polls.

“I’m outraged. Whether I vote or not is none of your business!” said a Manhattan voter, who was so incensed that she complained to a local Democratic leader.

“The letter is ludicrous and menacing,” said the voter, who requested anonymity.

Ludicrous and menacing perfectly captures today’s Democratic Party. Here’s a look at the letter received by a Brooklyn resident:

Ludicrous, indeed.

Let’s face it, Democrats are in total panic nationwide. If they face danger in New York just imagine how bad it will be elsewhere. As it stand they could well lose the governorships in neighboring Connecticut and Massachusetts. Just imagine the calamity if Andrew Cuomo goes down in New York State. His opponent, Westechester County Executive Rob Astoirno, weighed in:

Cuomo was not behind the shame letters, party sources insisted.
But Astorino scoffed, “Andrew Cuomo’s thuggish tactics just crossed the line into creepy territory . . . Threatening and intimidating people is not how honorable elected leaders operate.”

But that’s how Democrats roll.

2 Responses to “Stench of Desperation: NY Democrats Threaten Public Shaming If You Don’t Vote”

  1. Tristan Phillips on 31/31/14 at 8:52 am

    The funny thing is: in New York your vote is NOT secret.

    When you’re at the polls in NY watch the workers. They’ll record a number off your voting form next to your name on a pad of paper. That number is unique to your form. So if they want to know how people vote, they pull the pad out, and match voting ballots to names. Voila! They know how everyone votes.

    They’ve always done this. When they had the old mechanical machines it would stamp out a number than then the votes on a tape. That number was sequential: First vote got 1, second vote got 2, etc. Same pad, but just a number next to your name. Same results

    ANY New Yorker who thinks their vote is secret is very delusional.