|3. Smart move by the folks on 85 Merrimac Street
Massachusetts Republican Party officials deserve credit for anticipating a withdrawal of a candidate from a race, and scheduling an Executive Committee meeting to be ready. Nate Little, the Executive Director, and Bob Maginn, the Chairman, scheduled the meeting to conduct routine business, but chose the date to coincide with the end of the withdrawal period for candidates. This gave them a regularly scheduled meeting, with the requisite five day advance notice as required by MassGOP bylaws.
This allowed them to be ready when Representative Dan Webster stopped his bid for the 6th Plymouth District.
John Walsh, the Chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party has already launched a lawsuit, based on the erroneous claim that a five day notice was not given. It clearly was. Expect that suit to be thrown out very quickly.
4. Campaigns suspend negative ads
In observance the September 11th anniversary, both presidential campaigns have suspended negative advertising today.
5. Attention Mayor Joseph O'Brien, Court Case ruling says audio and video taping legal
Last Thurdsay there were shenanigans inside polling locations in Worcester, Massachusetts. Most notably precincts 10-3 and 10-5, which were the site of 2010's voter fraud perpetrated by the group Neighbor to Neighbor. Sources tell Red Mass Group that people, when asked to show ID because of their inactive voter status, showed Resident Alien or "Green Cards" to prove their identity. Of course this means that they are not eligible to vote. Worcester election officials reportedly allowed them to vote anyway.
So poll watchers tried to video tape the actions of the clerks. They were illegally shut down, and charged with voter intimidation. There is a meeting of the election commission in Worcester tonight. Mayor Joseph
O'Brien Petty has told numerous media outlets that since Blackberry type devices can't shut off audio that it is illegal for them to be used to document the election.
A court case in the summer of 2011, said that the government cannot stop citizens from documenting with audio and video proceedings of government. At the time Blue Mass Group had the story back then.