Musician Receives "Threatening" Letter Regarding Voting

| by Dominic Kelly

A musician took to Twitter to share a strange letter he received in the mail letting him know that everyone can track whether or not he has voted.

Twitter lit up yesterday when Brooklyn-based musician Jonathan Coulton tweeted a picture of a letter he received that reminded him to vote while essentially saying that they would know if he didn’t.

“Who you vote for is your secret,” the letter reads. “But whether you vote or not is public record. Many organizations monitor turnout in your neighborhood and are disappointed by the inconsistent voting of many of your neighbors.

“We will be reviewing the Kings County official voting records after the upcoming election to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014,” the letter continues. “If you do not vote this year, we will be interested to hear why not.”

Upon receiving the letter, Coulton posted it to Twitter with the message, “I the Democrats just threatened me.”

Coulton could very well have been making a joke about the letter, but The Blaze and other news outlets pointed out that the letter is similar to letters that some voters in North Carolina reported receiving, as originally reported by WRAL.

Take a look at the letter Coulton received here.

Sources: The Blaze, WRAL