Last month the state's Transitional Assistance Department sent voter registration forms and prepaid envelopes to Massachusetts welfare recipients. The price? $276,000.
Sen. Scott Brown claims the act was strategically designed to benefit Elizabeth Warren's campaign.
The Brown campaign noted that Warren's daughter, Amelia, chairs the board of trustees at Demos, a policy and advocacy group that is representing the voting rights groups who filed a lawsuit in May that ultimately led to the mass mailing of voter registration forms.
The groups claim that the department has been shirking its responsibilities when it comes to the 1993 so-called motor-voter law, which calls for voter registration services to be made available to anyone visiting a public aid office.
The mailings are an attempt to rectify years of supposedly half-hearted compliance.
However, the Massachusetts GOP and the Brown campaign remain skeptical that the family connection in no way influenced the push to bring low-income voters into the mix.
This segment aired on August 9, 2012.