By: Diane Benjamin
If you requested a ballot by mail, you are on a list that by law is laying on the counter at the County Clerk’s office. I asked BEC what they do and got this response:
The local Democrat Party is using that information to spam voters! Even though phone numbers are NOT on that list, they can look it up on the voter rolls. One local resident received this text message:
The next day the same person got this message:
How did MoveOn.org get the phone number?
Voter lists are available to candidates and political parties, it is illegal for anyone else to have access to your personal information.
It’s obvious from the text what party MoveOn is associated with, did the Democrats pass along the phone number? Keep in mind cell phone numbers aren’t in the phone book.
I talked to Connie Beard, Chair of the McLean County Republicans. She made a decision NOT to use available technology to spam voters. Candidates might be using phone numbers of voters they would represent, but the GOP party thinks people would be annoyed by spam text messages.
This voter was!
(I wonder if Democrats will blame Russia?)
Phone numbers are not required to register to vote!