After getting reamed by Tim Robbins over that whole polling place snafu, the NYC Board of Elections wants Testy Tim to turn that frown upside down -- and do a PSA for 'em!
Officials tell TMZ they're inviting TR to "join" them to produce "service announcements" about voter participation. Somehow, given that Tim called the head of the org a "corrupt scumbag," it might take a lil' arm-twisting.
No word from Tim yet on whether he'll bite.
Not surprisingly, the BOE phrased their offer slightly more diplomatically than Robbins' screed.
"The Board of Elections in the City of New York (NYC BOE) takes special pride in the conduct of the November 4, 2008 election. In our city of 8 million people with 4.6 million registered voters, 2.6 million registered voters went to the polls on Election Day.
The NYC BOE is an administrative agency charged with the responsibility for conducting elections according to the law; a law that goes to great lengths to ensure ballot security and deter election fraud. We recognize the need for all voters to be informed of all electoral procedural requirements.
We also recognize and applaud that passion of Mr. Robbins exhibited with regard to his Election Day experience. Therefore, to harness the passion of Mr. Robbins, and to further the purpose of the NYC BOE, we hereby extend our invitation Mr. Robbins to join the NYC BOE to produce voter participation service announcements."
Vote Board to Robbins: Turn Pissy into PSA!
11/18/2008 7:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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