(BOSTON, MA) On the eve of one of the most anticipated state elections in modern American history, it’s still a day off for Massachusetts state employees. The Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office in downtown Boston is closed to the public for Martin Luther King Day. However, at least one intrepid worker is answering the phones in case local election officials need help preparing for tomorrow’s special election showdown for the U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts. The unnamed worker expects Secretary William Galvin in the office later today.
Meanwhile, across the street at the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the holiday and a bitter winter storm have kept the crowds away from a phone bank for Democratic candidate Martha Coakley. As of 10:20 this morning, not a single volunteer had yet arrived for the 10am phone bank. MTA Webmaster Meg Secatore tells Watchdog.org that the severe snow and ice that have covered Massachusetts highways are keeping people from the phones.
Both Coakley and Republican candidate Scott Brown, as well as organizations supporting the candidates, have organized dozens of phone banks across the Bay State hoping to get out the vote tomorrow.
Video Credit: Gabriel Skiver of Americans for Limited Government Foundation
Story by Grant Bosse of NewHampshireWatchdog.org