OPINION| Thomas: Deport RMV Workers For Voter Fraud
Where's the outrage? Four RMV employees working at Boston's Haymarket branch get bagged, allegedly, in a fraud case, and nobody's screaming bloody murder.
Evelyn Medina, Annette Gracia, Kimberly Jordan and David Brimage are hired to dot the I's and cross the T's at the Registry. They're paid well to follow the rules of the road and the laws of the Commonwealth. They do their job correctly, there's a fat pension awaiting their earlier than ours retirement. Thank the Registry Gods for suspending the four sphincters without pay.
Boston residents trusted the magnificent four with their private information. By accepting stolen identities in exchange for hush money, these privateers sold Baystaters out. Worst, they sold identities to folks so illegal immigrants could gain passage and privilege to illegally vote. Imagine all the times Medina, Gracia, Jordan and Brimage thumbed their collective nose at us, on their way to the bank.
How long has this been going on? Reading the
">affidavit, aggravated identity fraud has been going on at the Haymarket Registry since at least October 2015. That's when an anonymous letter was sent to State police, ratting out Medina for mega computer searches on social security numbers. That's 13 months before our last big election. How many Massachusetts elections have been tainted? Marty Walsh, Charlie Baker, Liz Warren vs Scott Brown. Just a few popular names that come to mind.
This story is as convoluted as a 1,000 piece all red, circular jigsaw puzzle. Here's what we do know. Federal prosecutors say an unknown number of false id's, intentionally provided by state RMV workers, have been used to commit voter fraud. No matter your thought process on illegal immigrants, nobody wants a tainted election. Point the finger all you want at the illegals. I place most of the blame on the trusted, overpaid state workers, who know better, who well understand the dastardly deed they've done. If only we could deport them.
Editor’s Note: Brian Thomas is the host of Brian’s Beat on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10am-Noon and Saturdays from 6am-9am. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.