BOSTON -- A bombshell report in The Boston Globe indicates that Secretary William Galvin and other statewide elected Democrats are using public employees to benefit their political campaigns.
"This disgraceful abuse of power is a clear example of the toxic culture created by the Democrats on Beacon Hill," said MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes. "Not only have these Democrats apparently abused taxpayer resources to advance their political careers, there are also serious questions as to whether they violated state law in order to do so. In addition, it's clear that Secretary Galvin has abandoned any effort to be a neutral and fair arbiter of the Commonwealth's elections."
A Boston Globe report Wednesday uncovered evidence that Galvin "is leaning heavily on employees within his office to help with his first serious primary fight in years, in a way that could violate state ethics rules." (Matt Stout, "Galvin employees filed election papers during business hours," The Boston Globe, 5/9/18)
The report is the just latest in a series of recent examples of Galvin's inappropriate use of his official office for political purposes. Galvin called a local mayor and went on a rant in which he implied he used his role as chief elections official for political purposes (Matt Murphy, 'I made you mayor,' Massachusetts elections chief tells Lawrence's Dan Rivera in endorsement spat," State House News Service, 3/5/18)
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