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Day Campaign Cries Foul Over 500 Rockland Conservative Party Registrations

Ed Day
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Rockland County Executive Ed Day’s Campaign Manager Dan Weisberg Wednesday called foul on more than 500 registrations to the Rockland County Conservative Party roster.

Weisberg pointed to the registrations received from a specific area of Ramapo: "presumably orchestrated for the sole purpose of taking out popular County Executive Ed Day," he said.

“Where did over 500 new conservative voters come from and why did they register?” said Weisberg, “Frankly, this is a question every concerned Rockland County voter should be asking.”

Three individuals submitted nearly all the new registrations predominantly from a specific area of Ramapo on three different days. Eighty-eight new registration forms were submitted July 12 and July 13 as nominating petitions were due and another 429 registrations were submitted on August 18 just before the deadline for voting in next week’s primary, he claimed.

“Many of these registration forms lacked sufficient information such as a previous address or disclosed whether the individual was registered to vote in another county.” Weisberg continued.

The campaign manager also said that an investigation into the registrants by the Day campaign, they uncovered a number of the new registrants were also registered to vote in other parts of the state -- mostly in Brooklyn, Orange County, and Sullivan County. Allowing them to cast votes in two areas.

The number of new registrations for the Conservative Party in the time span of one month is more than five times the average yearly enrollment for that same party dating back to 2014, he added.

  • 2014 – 85 new conservative registrations
  • 2015 – 95 new conservative registrations
  • 2016 – 122 new conservative registrations
  • July 18, 2017 - August 18, 2017 – 559 new conservative registrations

The Day campaign started asking questions with the discovery of 12 individuals who all registered on the same date at the same address.

The campaign also asserts the action is a concerted effort to prevent absentee ballots from being mailed to the “new” registrants, which would validate their addresses.

Weisberg suggested the Board of Elections, the State Attorney General, and the District Attorney's Office should investigate to make sure no corruption exists.

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