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Podcast the Fourth: Dirty Republican Telephone Tricks

28 Oct

A press release from the New York State Democratic Party’s Executive Director, Charlie King:

“The State Democratic Party is asking Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita III to investigate reports of widespread and fraudulent phone calls that specifically target Democratic voters in Erie County.”

“Republicans clearly recognize they cannot win their upcoming elections on their own merits and are resorting to their usual playbook of unethical and reckless tactics. This is voter suppression at its most deceitful. Those responsible for these calls should be forced to answer to the proper authorities. No issue should be taken more seriously than the attempt to tamper with the democratic process so that people can cast their vote fairly.”

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Harassing phone calls from someone purporting to be from the Democratic challenger for County Executive aren’t just taking place here in Erie County to suppress the Poloncarz turnout.  It’s also happening in an almost identical way to a very similar candidate down in Suffolk County. There, Democrat Steve Bellone’s campaign is battling against harassing phone calls being made to his supporters purporting to be from his campaign.

I had an opportunity to speak with Poloncarz spokesman Peter Anderson about this issue. If you’re receiving harassing phone calls that purport to be from the Poloncarz campaign, please let me know at this email address. If you can, record them.

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