January 19th, Fairfax, VA–Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement responding to Sec. of State William Galvin’s statement on the possible of dead voter registrations being used to initiate election fraud:
“Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has chosen to ridicule those concerned about the names of 113,000 dead people appearing on the state’s voter rolls. With so much at stake in his state and throughout the nation in today’s election, one would expect him to be more serious and less cynical. After all, it’s his job.
“The fact is, if there is anyone who deserves cynicism, it is Mr. Galvin, himself. He is the person who in 2008 was found by the United States Department of Justice to have violated the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Acting of 2002. According to the Justice Department, he violated the law by failing to report and collect the number sent and the number returned of absentee ballots from overseas Military personnel registered to vote in Massachusetts.
“In short, Mr. Galvin’s track record for enforcing election laws is far from sterling. He has no room to ridicule those who ask him simply to do his job – for a change.
“Additionally, Mr. Galvin has made it clear that he has a personal stake in seeing Ms. Coakley win the senatorial election: he wants her office. According to Boston Globe columnist Adrian Walker, “Galvin hints that if he is not selected for attorney general he will run for the office next year.”
“That being the case – and with his track record of election law violation — if Galvin had one ounce of integrity, he will remove himself from any oversight role in this election and ask that an independent overseer be brought in.”