GeorgeWBush.org (a Democratic parody site) recently noticed that its mail server had been quietly gathering erroneously addressed Bush campaign e-mails for several months. The letters are now viewable on their site at http://www.georgewbush.org/deadletteroffice. Some were used by Greg Palast in his Oct. 26 BBC Newsnight investigation on Republican plans to obstruct voting http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/3956129.stm.
From: ardean anvik [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 12:47 PM
[Note: Chris Vance is Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party]
Subject: Federal Campaign Law
May I request that you or someone on your staff send directions regarding what Counties can and cannot do as it pertains to newsletters and phone banks usage for federal candidates.
There is a great deal of ignorance out here and many counties are violating the campaign law as I understood it from you. God help us if the Democrats find out.
I think we all need direction. Can you help us?
Ardean A. Anvik
State Committeeman, Mason COunty