Secretary Galvin Should Be Transparent in Response to the Public
Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance (MassFiscal) made the following statement today in response to a letter sent by State Senator Ryan Fattman (R - Sutton), State Representatives Nick Boldyga (R - Southwick) and Marc Lombardo (R - Billerica) to Secretary of State Bill Galvin. The lawmakers sit on the Joint Committee on Election Laws which crafted the no-fault by mail program that was implemented for this year’s Primary and General Elections. The letter to Secretary Galvin may be found by clicking here.
“As a good government organization that follows state election law very carefully, MassFiscal is very pleased to see several elected lawmakers ask Secretary Galvin important questions that the public has a right to know. There is no doubt the merits of vote by mail will be debated into 2021 and these lawmakers are trying to shine a light on some of the details that have been kept from the public,” stated Paul Diego Craney, spokesman of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance.
“Secretary Galvin should use this opportunity to bring more transparency into the process and work with these lawmakers to ensure there is integrity in our voting system,” stated Craney.
“The Presidential election has shown us what happens when there is distrust in the results and the process. We can avoid that here and it starts by Secretary Galvin responding in a transparent and detailed way to the lawmakers on the legislative committee that crafted the no-fault by mail election,” continued Craney.
“While Secretary Galvin oversaw the execution of the no-fault by mail elections, it’s worth noting that Sec. Galvin was not a candidate this year and Senator Fattman, and Representatives Boldyga and Lombardo were. Perhaps Secretary Galvin will be better served if he worked with lawmakers who recently went through the electoral process,” concluded Craney.
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Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance advocates for fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability in state government and increased economic opportunity for the people of our Commonwealth.