Thursday, November 30, 2006

Dear Secretary Bill Galvin,

I'm writing to you to express just how angry I am to read about more ballot issues in Massachusetts once again, resulting in another investigation by the President Bush's US Department of Justice. You have years of bad records on election issues and I'm wondering when the Bay State will actually go through a clean election.

You see, even though we don't typically have close general elections, it's still important to have an election system we can trust. Otherwise, our democracy will begin to resemble those found in Venice and Florence - where, if you were an elite, your name could be picked out of a hat to serve a short term and powerful families generally held control of cities. I'd like to think our election system is more reliable than Florida, but the current evidence isn't very inspiring.

If you can't get your act together by the next election - and make sure Massachusetts has a smooth election - you will face another primary. If that happens again, you're not going to be able to rely on a lot of the political establishment - it will start to erode.

That said, you've been given a gift. You have another 2 years to make things right for the next election. You have another 4 years to be innovator and prove to Massachusetts why you belong in office. If you do well, you'll be rewarded with another term. If you don't, it won't be so easy next time. For the sake of Massachusetts, I hope you will get rewarded with another four year term and prove to the state why you should be our chief elections officer. It's time for Massachusetts to be confident in knowing their votes count and everyone's vote is equal and easy to cast.

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