Voter registration forms mailed to Mass. welfare recipients?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/08/09 17:06:35
Senator Scott Brown criticized the state’s welfare department Wednesday for sending voter registration forms to 478,000 people on public assistance, contending that the mass mailing was a ploy to boost the ranks of Democratic voters and help rival Elizabeth Warren’s election bid.

The state’s Department of Transitional Assistance sent registration forms last month, along with prepaid return ­envelopes, as part of an interim settlement over a lawsuit alleg­ing that the department has consistently failed to comply with federal voter registration law.

The suit was filed in May by a pair of voting rights groups that were represented by ­Demos, an advocacy and public policy organization from New York that has brought similar actions in more than a half-dozen states.

Warren’s daughter, Amelia Warren Tyagi, chairs the group’s board of trustees, prompting accusations that the lawsuit was motivated by partisan and personal interest.

“I want every legal vote to count, but it’s outrageous to use taxpayer dollars to register welfare recipients as part of a special effort to boost one political party,” Brown said. “This effort to sign up welfare recipients is being aided by Elizabeth ­Warren’s daughter and it’s clearly designed to benefit her mother’s political campaign.”

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  • t.eliot, topbard 2012/08/09 17:58:44
    t.eliot, topbard
    What? Because they are on welfare they are not allowed to vote?
  • ~ The R... t.eliot... 2012/08/09 22:18:56
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    Is it fair to pick and choose who gets these letters at taxpayer expense? Why not make sure one is mailed to every resident of the state?
  • keeper 2012/08/09 17:56:37
    Like Scott said... it smells bad...
  • The River Rat 2012/08/09 17:11:16
    The River Rat
    If it weren't for dirty tricks, the Democrats would have no tricks at all.

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