Aney Paul is not an endorsed candidate of the Working Families Party. She is, however, the one of the orchestrators and the beneficiary of a scheme to hijack Row E, and by extension, the name and reputation of the Working Families Party.
John Maloney & George Hoehmann were the endorsed candidates of the Working Families Party.
The Working Families Party has a rigorous endorsement process to ensure that candidates on our ballot line support our goals. Candidates are asked to complete a thorough questionnaire to determine their position on our issues. After completing the questionnaire, candidates are invited to an interview with a panel of Rockland County members. Only after satisfactorily completing both steps are candidates recommended for endorsement.
John Maloney honored our process, and was resoundingly endorsed. He earned his endorsement not just for his stand on Working Families issues, but also because of his decades of service to his community, his church, and through his long career with Catholic Charities.
George Hoehmann honored our process and was also resoundingly endorsed. He too stands with us on our issues. In his day job he is the CFO of Camp Venture, an organization that offers care and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Aney Paul , their opponent, Aney Paul, never approached the Working Families Party for consideration. Aney Paul has no record of public service to match those of Maloney or Hoehmann. She has never worked with us to achieve any of our goals. In short, she is an opportunist seeking to use the Working Families name and reputation to further her political agenda.
On the last possible day to file, an Opportunity to Ballot Petition for the Working Families Party for Clarkstown Town Council was submitted to the Rockland County Board of Elections. For those unfamiliar with the subtleties of New York State election law, and Opportunity to Ballot, or OTB, petition is a means by which party members can call for a write-in primary in what might otherwise be an uncontested party designation. The process is intended to empower legitimate party members: it is not intended as means by which one party’s candidate can steal the line of another party.
The three Working Families Party registrants listed on the OTB petition as a committee to receive notices are family members of Thomas Ninan, one of Paul’s backers.
40 NEW REGISTRANTS AT THE LAST MINUTE
In the last possible days to register to vote in the primary, 40 new voters, some recent high school graduates and others recent immigrants, were registered into the Working Families Party. It wasn’t that 40 people individually registered by mail or walked into the Board of Elections to enroll. Rather, the registration cards were dropped off in bulk.
These new registrants were for the most part sons and daughters of Aney Paul’s political clique.
40 ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS FILED AT THE LAST MINUTE.
Just before the deadline, 40 absentee ballot requests were delivered to the Board of Elections. Not mailed. Dropped off in bulk. The absentee ballots were then picked up by operatives of the Aney Paul campaign.
40 ABSENTEE BALLOTS HANDED IN JUST BEFORE THE DEADLINE.
On the Monday before the Primary Election 40 absentee ballots were dropped off. In bulk.
NO VOTES FOR ANEY PAUL ON PRIMARY DAY
On September 15, the day of Primary Election, both John Maloney & George Hoemann received 20 and 21 votes respectively. Aney Paul received no votes on any of the voting machines. Not a single vote.
40 VOTES FOR BARACK OBAMA WHEN ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE OPENED ONE WEEK LATER
Absentee ballots were opned one week later, on September 22nd. 7 more votes came in each for John Maloney & George Mahoney. All of the absentee ballots returned by the last minute registrants recruited by Aney Paul’s faction were marked for Aney Paul. The other name written in was Barack Obama.
THE FRAUDSTERS WIN
So at the end of the day, 40 young voters, mostly sons and daughters of Aney Paul’s inner circle, who were registered into the Working Families Party for the sole purpose of subverting our endorsement process, stole the Working Families line from an honorable public servant and handed it to a rank opportunist.
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