It has been confirmed by multiple sources that Libertarian Party Political Director Sean Haugh, in violation of Massachusetts electoral law, ordered petitions with valid signatures to be burned — “quite literally.”
Haugh objected to reports that Gary Fincher, a professional petition circulator on Mr. Haugh’s black list, was collecting signatures in Massachusetts. Mr. Fincher was invited by the Libertarian Party of Massachusetts, and it was the state party — not national — that was paying for his service.
Carol McMahon confirmed that she was ordered by Haugh to destroy the petitions. State Chairman George Phillies has confirmed that the LP of Mass. has ignored that instruction and will not destroy the petitions. “I am not sure where Sean Haugh got the idea that he could instruct my state committee to do such a thing,” said Dr. Phillies.
Gary Fincher, for his part, has filed an official police complaint against Mr. Haugh and intends to press charges to the fullest extent of the law.
This is just the latest in a serious of incidents implicating Sean Haugh in gross abuses of power at LPHQ. It was earlier reported that he suggested Shane Cory’s unauthorized anti-Mary Ruwart press release, and later, he went out of his way to tarnish the reputation of Libertarian for Congress, Kevin Barrett. Haugh still has not answered allegations that his role in LP.org’s infamous “candidate tracker” was anything more than “payola.”