“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.”Many voters were outraged, but Peter Kauffmann, a spokesman for the New York State Democratic Committee, which is chaired by former Gov. David Paterson was quoted as saying,
“This flier is part of the nationwide Democratic response to traditional Republican voter-suppression efforts, because Democrats believe our democracy works better when more people vote, not less.”
Even though this letter was sent out to "...1 million registered Democrats who had failed to vote in previous midterm elections..."
So what they really meant was democracy works better when more DEMOCRATS vote.
And of course it's Republicans fault that they have to resort to threatening their constituents. Got it? Good. Don't forget it.
More details at http://nypost.com/2014/10/30/democrats-threaten-voters-to-get-to-the-polls/