But who's keeping track...?
Encouraging - even exhorting - citizens to exercise their right and duty to vote seems like a good thing. Making it sound as if they are under scrutiny if not outright surveillance? Not so much.
From this article:
"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.'"
Who is the employer and who the employee in this relationship? Which side of the equation should be under scrutiny - and face accountability - from the other? And why are stores up and down the East Coast not selling out of pitchforks and torches?