Primo bought these voter lists. They show likely party affiliation - gathered from publicly-available data, such as petitions and campaign contributions.
Yes, if you sign a political petition - an official one, such as a nominating petition or a recall petition, it is public information. It's not like a vote. It's not private. If you have a problem with that, change the law. Until then, it's public. So deal with it and quit whining.
He has these lists that show voter name, age, address, and the number of times someone has voted in the past three primary and the past three general elections.
Of course they know if you've voted or not. Not who you voted for, but if you voted. You have to be checked off the voter rolls when you get your ballot. I've never lived anywhere that didn't work like that.
So Primo looked up his opponent. And I think talked to some people.
Turns out that his opponent, Mark Smith, has never voted in a presidential election!
And only started voting in general elections a few years ago!
I was explaining to my friend Lindley that we only approach people who have voted in at least two of the last three elections.
"I'm surprised you don't go to the other people and scold them for not voting!" she laughed.
I have considered it.
Those people make me mad.
Some people have said they don't vote because they don't want to get on the jury duty lists.
If you can't live with serving on a jury for a few days once every four years, then you don't deserve to live in this country.
You also don't deserve to complain about how this country is run. If you don't vote, you lose your complaining rights.
So Mark Smith hasn't voted?
That is really, really bad.
How do you reach the age of 35 without having voted?
I am beginning to think that this race might be more up for grabs than we thought.
(Although knowing what I know now about how inaccurate those lists can be, I wonder if this is true information about Mark. I also know he was in the military in Iraq - do absentee ballots show up on these lists?)