Calls on Secretary Galvin to Hold a Public Hearing
BOSTON - Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance (MassFiscal), the state’s largest non-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization, early this morning penned a letter to Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin’s office calling on the Secretary to investigate and verify hundreds of voter discrepancies uncovered as part of their Voter Integrity Initiative.
MassFiscal mailed a first-class letter to voters who voted in the September primary in the municipalities of Lawrence, Haverhill, Brockton, Framingham, Methuen, Lowell, Milford, and Franklin. In all, 63,246 letters were mailed. The US Postal Service (USPS) returned 705 letters as undeliverable to MassFiscal’s office. 73 percent (513) of the 705 voters who were flagged by the USPS, went ahead and voted in the November General Election at their undeliverable address.
Among those who were returned with an undeliverable address was Democratic Congressional candidate Beej Das. Mr. Das voted in Lowell for the primary and his letter was one of the 705 returned to our office by the USPS. Mr. Das was one of four voters registered at 71 Jackson Street #207 in Lowell, the other voters were Sarah German, Mitra Das, and Mukti Das. All four letters were returned to MassFiscal’s office. Mitra Das and Mukti Das voted in the general election at 104 Blueberry Hill Lane in North Andover, while Beej Das and Sarah German voted in the general election at 71 Jackson Street #207 in Lowell.
“We hope Secretary Galvin will work with the public and those who want to preserve the integrity of our state’s elections to ensure that these 705 voters in question by the USPS do not continue to taint our elections. The best way to put the public at ease is to conduct a public hearing in which these discrepancies can be resolved out in the open,” stated Paul Diego Craney, spokesperson for MassFiscal.
The cities of Lawrence, Lowell, Methuen, and Haverhill had a very competitive Democratic Congressional Primary in September. The winner, Congresswoman elect Lori Trahan, defeated Dan Koh, the runner up by 145 votes out of 88,823 cast. The USPS flagged 464 primary voters from those four cities.
A copy of the letter sent to Secretary Galvin’s office may be found here.
A copy of the pre-election letter may be found here.