Oct 192010
 
 October 19, 2010  Misc

Kashmir Hill of Forbes picks up on a campaign’s use of technology that may irritate privacy-centric voters in Utah:

For the 2010 elections, a Utah Republican running for U.S. Senate may get the nod for most ingenious use of technology. Mike Lee, a corporate lawyer and former Supreme Court clerk for Justice Sam Alito, nailed down the Republican primary with help from the Tea Party. In hopes of winning the election in November, he’s sought help from public information databases.

Lee has generated a little controversy in Utah for data-mining various voter information banks in order to compile a list of names, contact information, and email addresses of people likely to vote for him in November who don’t usually turn out to vote in midterm elections.

Read more on Forbes.

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