"Democrats: Vote Or We'll Kick Your Ass"

  • 6 November 2014
  • jwoodie
Democrat Punch - Vote Or We'll Kick Your Ass

That's the headline of a New York Post story about a letter the New York State Democratic Committee sent to people who might not want to vote:

"'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">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 was so over the top that even democrats">Democrats took offense to it. But it's also true that whether you vote is a matter of public record, and several groups have used this information to conduct "shaming" campaigns aimed at getting more people to the polls. None of those other efforts has gone so far as to threaten people, but we're sure the Clinton campaign is taking notes to see if it worked.