By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
The Attorney General’s Office is sending a warning letter to a firm in the state of Washington that is offering to provide what amounts, at least for the moment, to illegal “ballot harvesting” in Arizona.
Jennifer Wright who heads the agency’s Elections Integrity Unit sent a “cease and desist” letter Friday to Ted Blaszak, founder and chief executive of Initiative & Referendum Campaign Management Services.
He sent out emails through Constant Contact saying that many mail ballots will be left on the kitchen table.
“Make sure your votes make it into the ballot box,” the email states, offering “an army of ballot retrieval specialists” who will go to the door of targeted voters and collect their unmailed ballots.