Westville Alderwoman Ina Silverman said that she doesn’t know what happened when one of her vote-pullers dragged a mentally disabled man to the polls—a case now under state investigation—but that she views her campaign’s effort as “commendable.”
The Nov. 6 incident—first described in this Independent story—is being probed by the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC). The agency’s legal director said the case raises important questions about the legal ramifications of aggressive campaign tactics applied to mentally disabled voters. The commission launches these investigations only if it has seen evidence worthy of exploring, she said. (That story here.)
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