The nonpartisan District of Columbia Board of Elections & Ethics (DCBOEE) Twitter account weighed in on the Massachusetts Senate race Thursday, tweeting out an article critical of Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown.
“Really, Scott Brown? http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/… via @TPM,” the DCBOEE tweeted. The link went to a Talking Points Memo Editor’s blog that said that Brown’s recent attack on Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren’s claims of Native American lineage, based on her appearance, was ignorant.
According to Karen Raper, the DCBOEE communications specialist, the partisan tweet was the result of a hacking.
“Somebody must have hacked in and put that link up to that article,” she told The Daily Caller, noting that it had since been taken down, albeit more than three hours after it was sent out and shortly after TheDC called about the dispatch.
“Nobody here did it,” Raper said, stressing that the account had been hacked.
She reiterated that the DCBOEE a nonpartisan agency.
“As you know the DC Board of Elections is a nonpartisan agency and it has been taken down and the passwords have been changed,” she said.