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  •  How did they get the address for an electoral rep? (0+ / 0-)

    Especially since it sounds like you were just an alternate initially, it seems strange and a little troubling that they were able to so easily find out exactly where to contact you and then try to influence your vote. What will they be doing next? Following people around and threatening them? I think it is worthwhile to turn this over to the FBI and just have them see if anything improper occurred.

    Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

    by tekno2600 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 10:40:18 AM PST

    •  public information (1+ / 0-)
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      The Washington Secretary of State's website has a page about the Electoral College. On that page are links to PDFs listing the Electors (Democratic, natch) and the not-Electors (Republicans).

      Both lists give full names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of the party's prospective Electors. The Democrats go farther, including the Alternates along with the Electors and displaying gender, age, and even birthdate.

      IOW, anybody with access to the interwebs can see a pile of information about me and my 23 Democratic colleagues.

      I bet you could search every state's website and eventually see at least the names of Electors. For instance, I happened to be looking at the MA election results the other day, and that report lists both slates of potential Electors (but no addresses or other identifiers). BTW, if Romney had won in Massachusetts, his Electors would have included Ann and Tagg, as well as Mitt's aides Eric "Etch-A-Sketch" Fehrnstrom and Beth Myers, Tagg's pal Spencer Zwick, and other such characters.

      Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. -- K.Marx A.Lincoln

      by N in Seattle on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 04:04:03 PM PST

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      •  I suspected some of this was public information, (0+ / 0-)

        though, I think the part about the address, phone number, etc. should be reconsidered in the future. I don't think that everybody needs to know all that information and it may, in fact, open up the person up to invasion of privacy. But, if that's the case now, I guess this letter was just aggressive lobbying rather than anything too nefarious.

        Just doing my part to piss off right wing nuts, one smart ass comment at a time.

        by tekno2600 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 04:37:26 PM PST

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