California vote-shaming mailer under investigation
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California secretary of state’s office is looking into a mysterious vote-shaming mailer that showed up days before a special election in Northern California.
KCRA-TV says the mailer sent to at least one woman in El Dorado County contained a chart of names showing who’d voted in the neighborhood in past elections and who hadn’t. The mailer warned that the woman’s voting record might also be revealed unless she votes in a June 4 election for California Senate District 1.
Susan Strand tells the station she feels “violated.”
The mailer came from a group called the Northern California State Voter Project that has no website or phone number, just a post office box.
Secretary of State Alex Padilla says his office is reviewing whether the mailer violates state law.
Republicans Brian Dahle and Kevin Kiley are running to replace Ted Gaines, who was elected to the California Board of Equalization last November.
Senate District 1 includes parts of or all of 11 counties, with El Dorado County being among them.
Election Day in the special race is June 4.