Town of RUSH G.O.P. twice lost in League of Womens Voters rulings!

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Feb 24, 2015 No Comments ›› Rush Democrats Webmaster Posted in: Archived, From the Committee, Photo Gallery, Uncategorized

In 2009 and 2013, Rush voters were deceived into thinking they were re-electing a candidate. It wasn’t a mistake. The literature and rulings are clear. The League of Women Voters ruled against the Rush GOP committee both times. The tactic of appointing a candidate, then mis-representing the facts as a “mistake,” violated the Fair Election Practices Campaign.

On 2.11.15, a new person was appointed to Rush Town council. Could this happen again in November 2015?

2009:  The illegally downloaded video from YouTube, which was presented as evidence by the Rush G.O.P., failed to be playable in the LWV hearing. The campaign literature attempted to deceive voters. Candidate Riepe wasn’t part of the Rush Town Council as the literature implied.

2013: The Rush G.O.P. materials stating “re-elect” a candidate who was appointed, never elected in the first place, was another attempt to deceive.

Fair Election Practices Committee Rulings: 2013

The committee also issued a ruling on a complaint in the race for Rush Town Council between Dave Sluberski, Rita McCarthy and Cathleen Frank. They found one violation in a mailer that states “Re-elect” Cathleen Frank. The committee ruled the statement inaccurate as she hadn’t previously been elected to the position. They say it will remain a continuing violation unless withdrawn or modified.

http://www.twcnews.com/archives/nys/rochester/2013/10/25/irondequoit-residents-have-town-supervisor-decision-NY_702160.old.html

Captions states "re-elect". Cathleen Frank. She was appointed.

Captions states “re-elect”. Cathleen Frank. She was appointed.

2009 rush GOP campaign literature-Bill Riepe wasn’t on town council. He was running for office.


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