Brown campaign's response to ballot allegations 

From Scott Brown's campaign:


“Reports that the Coakley campaign is making reckless accusations regarding the integrity of today’s election is a reminder that they are a desperate campaign.  In fact, news reports point out that today’s accusation was a pre-dated, in the bag political attack.  Furthermore, Senator John Kerry accused Brown supporters of intimidation and bullying -- a tactic taken directly from his own 2004 playbook...” -- Daniel B. Winslow, Counsel for the Scott Brown for U.S. Senate Campaign    

That last reference is to Sen. John Kerry's 2004 campaign guidebook in Colorado, which called for a "pre-emptive strike" with accusations of voting irregularities, in case no signs of voter intimidation emerge:

In 2004, Kerry’s Campaign Team Sent A Guidebook To Their Colorado Staff Telling Them To Launch A “Pre-Emptive Strike” If “No Signs Of Intimidation Techniques” Are Reported. “If no signs of intimidation techniques have emerged yet, launch a ‘pre-emptive strike’ (particularly well-suited to states in which there techniques have been tried in the past).

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David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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