Via Ann Althouse, comes what "may be the most disgusting thing I have ever received in the mail."
It seems that the Greater Wisconsin Political Fund, a Democrat leaning PAC, sent out the mailer to which Ms. Althouse refers. In it, the actual names and addresses of real citizens were published, along with whether or not they voted in the last two elections.
As Althouse points out, this is a gross invasion of privacy, and a disgusting attempt to intimidate people into voting. You do have a right not to cast a vote. I have chosen that option on occassion- either when events made it impossible for me to believe I had studied the issues well enough, or when I really was feeling "a pox on both your houses." Sometimes withholding a vote is making a statement, too, after all.
Will Mayor Barrett's campaign repudiate the action of the PAC which supports him? Will he react with the same disgust he would if this were a Republican leaning PAC, say one founded by the Koch brothers? Will he demand that his supporters cease their coercion efforts?
Hopefully so, because this is purely despicable.
But I'm not holding my breath.