A mailer sent to Oregon voters by the AFL-CIO warns that their voting history is a matter of public record, Breitbart.com reported Wednesday.A journalism student at my school, with (I'm told) the active assistance of the newspaper faculty advisor, went to a county office and identified the political party registration of as many of our school's teachers as they could find. Especially considering the story above, can anyone offer a good reason as to why a person's party affiliation should be public knowledge?
"Your voting history is a matter of public record," the mailer declares, implying that the union can determine how people vote...
"It's an updated version of a tool that's served them well in the past: 'Nice little place ya got here. Be a real shame if something was to, you know, happen,'" said a post at Max Redline...
Despite the implied threat, voting records do not say how a person voted, only that they did.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
In not-very-Republican Oregon: