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September 28, 2009

Atlas has received several disturbing reports that Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig “The Duke” Eaton is allegedly having people fired from their Board of Elections jobs, especially for this Tuesday’s Democratic Run-Off Election, in the run-up to his desperate bid to keep his seat.

Using the worst sort of Tammany-style politics (and that’s saying something when Republicans are doing it), this is all allegedly occurring against the backdrop of what has become a major proxy war between the two declarants for County Chair, Eaton and Dr. Arnaldo Ferraro.

Proxies are votes that may be given by a county committee member to another in lieu of his or her presence at the convention. Since Eaton has failed to produce an active website or campaign, he has relied on proxy votes to win.

If the allegations are true that he is having Board of Elections workers fired, this act of desperation sends a message that the “Boss-That-Couldn’t” Eaton will not tolerate insubordination of any kind in the run-up to the convention this week.

We already know Eaton has failed to acknowledge his own failures and his administration’s losses during his tenure. These allegations, however, do not come as a surprise given that poll workers have been threatened in the past to fall in line or lose their jobs as a result.  Nevertheless, the allegations, if true, are a breathtaking departure from the previous allegations of wrongdoing on the part of the Chairman.

We will keep digging and report further if we learn anything more. If you have been threatened by anyone in the party for any reason, including having your job threatened, email us at and we will report your story!

  1. Darius permalink
    September 28, 2009 2:09 pm

    I heard about this. It makes me sick to think this kind of crap is going on behind the scenes.

  2. Sarah Sunshine permalink
    September 28, 2009 2:10 pm

    I’m not surprised. This party is in deep, deep trouble.

  3. Ed Ucated permalink
    September 28, 2009 2:11 pm

    Boy have I learned a lot in the past view days. The tactics of these people… Stunning.

  4. IMPARTIAL VOTER permalink
    September 28, 2009 2:56 pm


  5. Sexy Republicana permalink
    September 28, 2009 3:00 pm

    Oh, Mr. CAPS LOCK is back again! Hope Craig hasn’t threatened you, sweety!

  6. Johnny Roastbeef permalink
    September 28, 2009 3:45 pm

    If there is a way to substantiate these allegations, then we should go to the news media and make a loud, noisy public stink!

    Boss Tweed is back! And his name is Craig A. Eaton, Esq.

  7. Rosemary Woodhouse permalink
    September 28, 2009 3:57 pm

    Atlas Shruggers in Brooklyn, please communicate the latest news to Urban Elephants!

    Attention Craig Eaton, “For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.” – Luke 8:17

    The Brooklyn GOP needs a “uniter,” not a divider.


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