Friday, October 2, 2009

Dozens of ballots from Working Families Party declared fraudulent…

Dozens of ballots from Working Families Party primary declared fraudulent in the City of Troy elections. According to in an article written by James V. Franco and Tom Caprood, “Dozens of ballots from Working Families Party declared fraudulent.”

The report did not stop at targeting the Working Families Party it says, “The voters name a number of Democratic Party candidates, operatives and city officials in their affidavits as either picking up the applications or listing the ballot as returnable to them…”

So who did anything wrong? The article say probably not many people, “The theory now is that most of the people were just doing the grunt work and one or two people orchestrated the entire thing.”


Chaefee hires communications firm…

Lincoln Chafee hires communications firm for his Rhode Island gubernatorial “exploratory campaign”. Steve Peoples on reports, “(Chafee hired an) international communications firm with experience on several high-profile campaigns.”

Chafee, a former Republican, hired the firm Devine Mulvey. The report quotes a Chafee news release saying Mulvey, "produced media for 17 winning U.S. Senate races and in dozens of winning races, for Democratic and independent candidates, for the U.S. House and state and local election officials."

Chafee, a former Senator, is expected to run for Governor as an independent.


Liberal blog backs the Republican, could it help the Democrat?

Liberal blog backs the Republican, could it help the Democrat? It is an interesting question for the special election for New York’s 23rd Congressional District.

Dede Scozzafava, the Republican nominee to replace newly confirmed Secretary of the Army John McHugh, has the endorsement from the

It’s a very interesting race. Scozzafava has the Republican nod, but has been ranked as very liberal in her voting in Albany, has been backed in the past by the liberal-leaning Working Families Party, and now has the backing of liberal-leaning blog the

All of this liberal backing could drive many conservatives and Republicans to vote for third party candidate Doug Hoffman of the Conservative Party. According to polls, Hoffman is currently polling in the high teens or low twenties. Will Scozzafava’s backing by more liberals drive people from the Republican to the Conservator candidate?

It is very likely if one of the three candidates can pass the 40% mark, they will be elected. In 2006 & 2008 the Democratic candidate received 35% and 37% percent of the vote. That number is not impressive in a two-way race, but in a competitive three-way-race those polling numbers are very close to a win.


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