From the article Nassau Dem Chair To Gov Candidates: Reject Indy Party Line (on State of Politics, a Time Warner Cable News blog):
- Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs is calling on the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor to refuse to run on the state Independence Party line in hopes that it will lose the ballot position that provides its leaders with what Jacobs called “oversized and undue clout.”
“The fact that the Independence Party genuinely stands for nothing, supports virtually no political activity and appears to exist only for the financial benefit of its leadership, while distasteful, does not necessarily lead us to take action against it. It is the corrupt activities by its leadership that, I believe, have crossed that line,” Jacobs wrote in a letter to state Democratic Party co-chairs Keith Wright and Stephanie Miner.
“Dealing with this corrupt party requires no change in the law – only political courage. I urge the State Committee to work toward an agreement whereby the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor mutually and jointly agree that they will not accept the Independence Party’s nomination.”
If both the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor reject the the Independence Party line, it could end up all but starving the organization out of existence. If a party’s gubernatorial candidate does not receive at least 50,000 votes on its ballot line every four years, it loses its official status – not to mention its relevance.
Please read for yourself Jay Jacobs’ letter on Indy Party:
For more elucidating stuff on the Independence Party’s shenanigans and its destructive effect – via Len Bernardo – on Ulster County politics, please see my previous post Independence Party must die!
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco