Anyone else notice the "Observers" at their polling location. Usually in close proximity to the check out area....I did. In my case the person had a clipboard, and when I gave my name and address, this person wrote something on there pad. I also know this person was all in for One Melrose....while I am certain this person could not see my ballot, it does seem odd for a local election
I noticed them also. There’s a brief discussion about them near the end one the “One Melrose” string on here.
They are allowed to be their as observers only. They track who has showed up so they know who hasn't been there from there own list of supporters. This way they can call the individuals who haven't showed up to tell them to get their butts down and vote.
I assumed that's what they are/were. Not a single voter stopped by to say a word to them on the ingress and egress while I was there.....
Even though it's legal, it feels invasive. If the no group did this, the yes people would twist it into something bad. Since they are doing it, the MCG is defending it and the rest of one Melrose is making excuses. It is yet another tactic off theirs that I dislike.
Their tactics and strategies have shown me without a doubt what kind of people they are. And it's not the face they show publicly.
When I voted I was greeted by the same genial poll workers I see every election. I did notice a lot of other people whom I thought were additional poll workers. What made them stand out was they looked cold and humorless. These are they people that will advocate that our money is spent properly on our children? Without knowing who they were, they gave me an unsettling feeling. Although I have lived here for many years I did not recognize any of them. This "grass roots" organization certainly seems to have a lot of resources and expertise.
The MTA did not and have not had any observers at voting locations.
And THERE it is! It’s not just people with differing opinions on an issue, it’s become ‘the good guys and the bad guys’. Sad!
Maybe they should have. I mean how else can you tell who has voted from your known supportive voters and then direct GOTV activities later? It is literally common sense for campaigns.