If they’re running UNOPPOSED, Don’t Waste a Vote on Them. Don’t give them the numbers!
Unopposed Candidates and their Parties DENY Your Vote, Your Voice, Your Choice!
Protest by not giving them a vote!!!
As many of our readers know, each election year we study the candidates and make our picks. We share them with you because we have done the research and have asked the questions. When, IF the candidates respond, we let you know what they had to say. Here are our picks and recommendations for November 6, 2018:
First of all, we’d like to start our election choices with a positive:
Peter J. Markou
Greene County Treasurer.
Peter Markou is a five-star candidate.
Mr Markou is intelligent, a gentleman, honest, and so different from the bottom-feeders that are left on the ballot. Mr Markou has been Greene County Treasurer for several terms and there’s no one who can say anything negative about the man. Vote for Peter Markou for Greene County Treasurer; he’s honest, competent and has proved he can do the job like a real professional, not like a politician.
Greene County Coroners
Go for Bob Gaus (D)
Gaus is really hungry for the Coroner’s office; he hasn’t shut up for a minute and has been as thick as flies on a s**t pile. On the one hand you could get sick of seeing him and even sicker of hearing him but at least he’s working to get elected. We haven’t seen much, if anything, of prima donna Dr J. Lipsman, he apparently wants the position handed to him on a silver platter. NO WAY!!! Joshie!!! If you don’t care enough to campaign, you don’t care enough about getting elected.
Paul Seney (R)
As for the second candidate, we’d go with Seney for a couple of reasons: First, he’s experienced and has had the benefit of Richard Vigilio, with whom he’s worked for several years. Second, he’s a funeral diretor and, although we still object to the ethics of a funeral director in the coroner’s position, if we must have a coroner, then the funeral director is intimately familiar not only with death but the paperwork and laws concerning death, and how to best deal compassionately with survivors. So, while we wish Richard Vigilio all the best in his retirement after this election, we think that Paul Seney would be a good man to partner up with Bob Gaus.
Now we’d like to handle the
Real Scoundrels List
Let’s be clear: You don’t “elect” an unopposed candidate! “Elect” in the campaign sign is a LIE!
When you see a campaign sign that asks you to “elect” an unopposed candidate in an uncontested election, think
The legal definition of election is a selection process: In an election voters are presented with at least 2 candidates and choose one of them. Candidates may be “endorsed” by one or more parties but for an election or a selection process to take place, you need at least two candidates. One candidate is not a choice and is not an “election.”
It is the duty of the so-called political parties to present voters with a choice. There has been a disturbing recent trend in our so-called American democratic process — a trend that is becoming very conspicuous in Greene County and the Town of New Baltimore — of presenting voters with a single, unopposed candidate in uncontested “elections.” This is not a new trend and has been concealed from voters in at least 38 states for decades and has been permitted by state election laws, laws that deprive voters of their right to choose who governs them.
UNOPPOSED, Denying You Your Right to Choose:
Running UNOPPOSED (Denying Your Voice and Wasting Your Vote)
The Alternative: You don’t have one! VanWormer is unopposed, which means you are being denied your voice, denied your choice. Just don’t cast a vote for VanWormer to show your protest at being denied your voice and denied your choice of who gets into office.
Another “UNOPPOSED” Denying You Your Right to Choose:
Joseph “Joe” Stanzione (R)
Pantywaist or Panty-waste?
Running for re-election to the Office of the Greene County District Attorney
Unaccomplished, Avoids Commitment, Violates his Oath of Office
Back in we published an open letter to Joe Stanzione. It’s worth a read at Open Letter to Greene County District Attorney Joseph Stanzione. Since then he’s done zilch but now wants to continue doing zilch. No way, José Stanzione! If you weren’t running unopposed, it would be the highway for you, for sure, dude!
The county district attorney is the county’s chief law enforcement officer. So Why? is Greene County nicknamed “Cold Case?” Because so little is being done by the Greene County District Attorney in terms of keeping local government honest and criminals prosecuted. That’s Why!
The Alternative: You don’t have one! Stanzione is unopposed, which means you are being denied your voice, denied your choice. Just don’t cast a vote for Stanzione to show your protest at being denied your voice and denied your choice of who gets into office.
Patrick “Pat” Linger (R)
Out of Touch (except in an election year), Doesn’t Care, a Political Fixture/Tool, No Accomplishments, a Wasted Vote.
We have already published an earlier article to Pat Linger and Greene County DA, Joe Stanzione. You can read what we had to say to them at Open Letter to County Legislator Patrick Linger and Greene County DA Joseph Stanzione.
The Alternative: Jim Eckl. Voters in New Baltimore are in a real predicament. You can chose between the Louse (Linger) and the Loser (Eckl).
Republican, Irresponsible, Indifferent, Bullshitter.
You know it’s an election year when you see or hear him.
George Amedore shows up every election year to beg for the NYS Senate seat, 46th District, and to appear with his Republican cronies at the New Baltimore Republican Club rally to tell everyone faCiry tales of what he’s done for New Baltimore and his district.
Read our article George Amedore, NY State Senator for 46th District, Needs to do Some Homework to learn more about what we told Amedore about New Baltimore and the New Baltimore Highway Department.
The Alternative: ??? Pat Courtney Strong, another woman-wanting-to-be-a-man from Kingston. OMG! That’s a choice??? (Note: Strong is from Kingston, like Amedore, a businesswoman. Problem: Strong knows about as much as Amedore about what New Baltimore and Greene County needs: both know nothing!)
Candidate for the 19th Congressional District
First of all, Joe Vitollo is nutz, nasty, and nignorant.
Vitollo’s either from NJ or LI, he can’t seem to decide where; he does claim to live in Coeymans, though.
Vitollo says has lived in Coeymans since 1977 but he hasn’t lifted a finger to improve anything in Coeymans!
He ran for the same seat in 2016 and lost. He has no experience at all in government, and he’s already 62 years old; how many good years do you think he has to serve his district before he snuffs it? His entire campaign is a loser’s campaign. No one knows anything about him because there’s nothing to know. His party is running him simply because they want to save face, run a known loser, and hand the election over to the Democraps.
And now for the worst news of the 2018 midterm elections:
REALLY A BAD CHOICE! REAL BAD NEWS !
Democrap, Racist, ex-Rapper, Anti-American.
Is that the best the Democrats can do for Upstate voters?
Delgado is filth, a racist, ex-rapper whose rapping celebrated sex with porn stars and anti-American, racist lyrics. He might be the hero of give-it-all-away Liberal Democrats. And he might be able to attract votes in mostly minority or Liberal New York City, but he’s a big dirty ball of crappola to Central and Upstate NY. He might be popular with low-class, inner-city minorities and illegal immigrants with a name like Antonio Delgado, but he’s a clear reject when it comes to people with values and morals. His skin color would get him the downstate minority vote but among people who look deeper than skin color when we vote, he’s a total reject.
We’ve already wasted too many words on a loser like Antonio Delgado. If that’s the best the Democrats can offer New Yorkers, we don’t wonder that they are going to hell in barf bag.
The Alternative: John Faso
Back to Backwoods New Baltimore…
James “Jim” Eckl
A multiple-loser but our only alternative to Patrick “Pat” Linger, a louse and a scoundrel.
Well, the New Baltimore Democratic Committee made up of Janet Kash, Eileen Vosburgh, Doreen Davis , Beth Schneck. and district committee members Janet Foley, Richard Guthrie, Judith Felsten, Anne Walsh Mitchell, Lee Davis (Yes. That’s the former loser town justice! Another Democrat loser scraped up by the New Baltimore and Greene County Dems!), Jim Eckl (Yes. That’s the same Jim Eckl the Dems are running against Patrick Linger). New Baltimore and Greene County Democrats have not only failed to give voters candidates, they can’t even get people to serve on their district committees! So they have to keep running losers from past elections.
James “Jim” Eckl, Democrat, Recycled Goods, Democrats’ Last Resort. Give him a chance to fly or fail. Anything’s better than Linger!
His party handlers, the New Baltimore Democratic Committee, Janet Kash, Eileen Vosburgh, Doreen Davis , Beth Schneck., couldn’t tell us why he should get your vote. We found that a bit odd because normally the political party committee members would be over the moon to tell us why their candidate should be elected. Not the New Baltimore Democraps! They didn’t want to say a word about Jim Eckl. Well, there’s not much to say about Jim Eckl, we guess.
The Alternative: Voters in New Baltimore are in a real predicament. You can chose between the Louse (Linger) and the Loser (Eckl).
In the Town of New Baltimore and in Greene County, we don’t have much to work with. We residents, taxpayers and voters have so much garbage being handed to us You’d think we had a recycling plant or a transfer facility in the neighborhood; we get the dregs from the Republicans and the Democrats can’t even dig up a candidate from the many cemeteries in the area.
When a candidate is running unopposed or in an uncontested race, New York Election Law has already “declared him elected,” and your vote is wasted; you have no voice in who gets the position. As in past elections we say don’t give them the numbers. Don’t cast a vote for that candidate (in New Baltimore, for example, that would be Alan VanWormer) because if you don’t cast a vote, you send the political party and the candidate an important message: You are offended by the fact that you were denied a voice in who to put in that office. If you vote for an unopposed candidate, you are wasting your vote; if you refuse to vote for that candidate, he’s already elected but at least he won’t get the numbers and you will have sent an important message to the parties.
DON’T WASTE YOUR VOTE ON AN UNOPPOSED CANDIDATE!
If you’re trying to figure out who is running for what office, and you’re having a hard time getting the information, you’re not alone.
We are pretty good at getting information but when it comes to our fine Board of Elections and our Political Party Committees, you just can’t get anyone to say anything or cough up some names or information. If you are having the same problem, you might want to give your Greene County Board of Elections a call or send them an email. If you’re really lucky and they’re having a good day, you might actually get a response. Here’s the contact information: