January 15th, 2010, Fairfax, VA–Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today announced that his organization’s news team will help insure ballot integrity in Tuesday’s Massachusetts senatorial election by positioning video teams, field reporters, and bloggers at key locations throughout the state.
“We do not intend to let ACORN and the union bosses stuff the ballot box,” Wilson said. “Whoever wins, win. But, as a news organization, we will do whatever is necessary to help insure that the race is run fairly, that ACORN is not allowed to play games with the vote, and that the union bosses are not allowed to intimidate voters.
“The hard left is determined to keep the so-called ‘Kennedy seat.’ That’s where ACORN and the union bosses come in. The people of Massachusetts deserve a fair and open election. That’s where we come in. ”
Wilson’s ALG Massachusetts Action News Teams will include video crews, field reporters, and ‘instant-access’ bloggers spread across the state. As footage, reports, tweets, and blogs come in, they will be fed in real time to reporters nationwide.
Wilson said reporters and the public would be able to monitor the news reports “at our special election headquarters on WashingtonNewsAlert.com.”
The operation is being sponsored by the Americans for Limited Government Foundation.
Wilson declined to disclose precisely where the ALG Action News Teams will be located, saying only that they will be “wherever we believe ACORN and the union bosses intend to employ their bully tactics. And that includes key precincts, as well as their own headquarters.”
Wilson said that the election observers were “absolutely necessary to preserve the integrity of the nation’s electoral processes.”
“As U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has shown, the Justice Department does not even care about nightstick-wielding thugs stationed outside of polling locations in Philadelphia, and so somebody has to monitor this special election. All citizens have a right to a fair and clean election process,” Wilson explained.
“We know their tactics. They are unseemly and, frankly, thuggish,” Wilson said. “As the New York Times reported in 2005, Andy Stern has threatened, ‘Sometimes this can be done with the power of persuasion. Sometimes it takes the persuasion of power.’
“Everything they try to do in the shadows, we will bring to light. Every time they intimidate a voter, we will embolden the voters to fight back. For the first time every move they make will be made public – and the camera doesn’t blink,” Wilson concluded.