Evidence of Forged Petitions Taints Bay Ridge Cabal’s No-Name 44th Candidate
Well, well, well.
This goes too far, it would seem.
The Bay Ridge Cabal’s choice to fill the 44th City Council District seat, a man with apparently no name recognition and no connection to the party, is about to get them into some hot water.
Images of their no-name candidate’s petition sheets showed up in our mailbox here at Atlas, with the moniker: “forged petitions.” Whether they were forged or not is a question, but we thought the evidence was so compelling we would let you decide for yourself.
Below are the images of the petition sheets that were emailed to us. These are public documents which can be obtained at the Board of Elections, it would seem. Click on each and you will see exactly what our anonymous emailer is talking about.
Our source tells us that these petitions appear to have been worked on in controlled conditions and have many of the same handwriting styles alternating from line to line.
“It looks like a few people sat in a room and copies addresses and just wrote in names. Many of the loops and letters are the same and look too perfect, as though they were not collected in cold, wet weather.” Whether the candidate had any knowledge of these alleged actions or not, we are unsure. But this cannot reflect well on the members of the Brooklyn GOP, the Chairman included, who endorsed this no-name candidate.
While we here at Atlas are not handwriting experts, this public evidence of these allegations of forgery is compelling. We have attempted to reach this candidate for comment, but were unable to locate a formal website or campaign contact information.
This news comes as the Brooklyn GOP appears to have torn itself apart. We have heard reports from fellow commentators that Bay Ridge Cabal Chairman Eaton is “crazed” and “furious” over the blogging going on about “his party.”
“He is obsessed with you guys,” one commentator told us.
We have no sympathy. We have offered Mr. Eaton numerous times to atone for his divisive conduct and to mend this party. He has rejected such offers at every turn. He has shown nothing but contempt and fury over our requests to reform the party. He, like many politicians, does not like having his actions scrutinized and criticized. That much is unfortunate–for him. If he had wanted to demonstrate leadership, he could have emailed us, initiated a positive dialogue, and started healing the wounds of the party. Instead, we have failure after failure, and nothing has been accomplished.
So now we learn of this potentially mind-boggling embarrassment for the Bay Ridge GOP: a candidate with no campaign and numerous questions of unethical behavior swarming around him.
I guess Marty Golden will be happy he supported a Democrat in the race if this is what the GOP is allowing these days.
Back with further commentary this weekend!