The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Friday, September 25, 2015

VOTER FRAUD ROCKS TROY

Ernest Everett, who sought and lost the Democratic nomination for mayor, has been charged with forgery and filing a false instrument. Everett is also being sued by former councilman John Brown for failure to pay royalties.

District Attorney Joel Abelove announced: "We have checked the voter registration cards and Mr. Everett is not a registered Republican. Therefore, I have the authority to prosecute this matter."

Why is it always people of color with the voter fraud? First John Brown, now Ernest Everett.

Its too bad he has been charged and it will be too bad if he did it. He seems like a fine young man and it is such a waste if he stooped to crime. Especially this. Frankly, it's just not a cool crime. Bank robbery with a daring get-away; a DB Cooper-style sky-jacking, where he parachutes out the back of the plane into a cold, dark night and then....he's gone. How does one explain this crime in prison:

Cell Mate: Watcha' in for?

EE: Huh?

CM: I said, what you in for?

EE: Fmmf?

CM: What the...

EE: Fmmfmmf

CM: What you say you mumblin' motherf$#&*r?

EE: Uhm, filing a false instrument! That's right, how you like me now!

CM: Son of a ....

EE: No! Wait..wait! Guard! Guard!

As always, the vultures are circling. And who is the first to deny Everett the presumption of innocence, the presumption we'd all like? You got it. Republican Jim Gordon. No, wait a minute. We got that wrong. It's Patrick Madden, the Democratic...no. Wrong again.

The Working Families Party candidate for Mayor, Rodney Wiltshire had this to say just hours after the charges were brought:

I'm saddened, but not surprised, to read with the rest of my fellow Trojans how desperate Tom Wade and the Democratic machine are to hold on to power. Troy doesn't need the embarrassment of yet more felony voter fraud. It's time we move beyond this, as myself and my supporters and voters have been saying.

Voters were deprived of a true primary when a candidate who had clearly submitted fraudulent signatures was allowed to remain on the ballot.* Now, sadly, rather than simply being off the ballot, a young person with a promising future caught up in this machine has a warrant out for his arrest.
Elections have real consequences, and Trojans are sick and tired of theirs being rigged. The BOE owes voters an honest explanation of why, after being presented with hundreds of incorrect ballot signatures, many obviously fraudulent, they refused to do their job and enforce the rules.**
The Madden/Everett campaign have been explicit in their mutual support, and its obvious that Madden is a 'Wade Democrat.'*** Tom Wade himself said that Madden never would have won the election without Ernest.****

The choice on November 3rd is now crystal clear.***** It's time to end crony politics once and for all so we can focus on the very real challenges our city faces. My campaign has always put honesty, hard work and integrity****** above all and If elected my administration will be ethical, transparent and work for a better Troy for all of us.

That is the Working Families Party candidate. The party of social and criminal justice, criminal and judicial reform. The party that fights to strengthen the rights of the accused.

We get pissed at Rodney because there is a lot of promise there. It just hasn't been fulfilled at this time. He has tried and convicted Ernest Everett based on an allegation. He has implicated Patrick Madden and Tom Wade based on what? Mere hope? He stumbled over himself to deny Mr. Everett the presumption of innocence to try and score political points. It disappoints us because this tactic has the Tutunjian stink all over it. This is what Tutunjian and his thugs would do. Gordon (Jesus Christ, can't believe we said that) and Madden have treated this matter with respect and appear willing to let the criminal justice system kick in. Everett may be guilty. So be it. Maybe not. So be it.

God forbid anyone that reads this, Republican, Democrat or blank is charged with a crime or even non-criminal wrongdoing. Do we want the mayor issuing a statement that pre-judges us? Is that mature, thoughtful, responsible leadership? Damn, Rodney. Your not supposed to act like a twitterer (twitite? twitteronian?), a blogger, Record reporter or just an average Joe.******* You have a responsibility to treat the rights of the accused and the criminal justice system with respect, not as political sport. You need to walk this back.

If you are accusing Patrick Madden of being an accomplice to a crime do it. Not in vague, wishy-washy political statements made on facebook. Hold a press conference, bring your proof, file a criminal complaint with the police. Right. Didn't think so. Just another politician.

That brings us to our next point. Gordon may be mayor because the Democratic vote will be split. We believe Gordon should not be mayor. We believe he would lose if he faced Madden or Wiltshire one-on-one. But, Madden can't drop out. The Democrats have to run someone on their line. A major party cannot sit the election out and hand things over to a minor party. They have to have people pulling the actual, Democratic lever (OK, fill out the Democratic bubble).

Rodney, you ran a great primary race. Well-organized and enthusiastic. There are problems with the system. They can be changed but you need a seat at the table to do that. If you stay in the race, Gordon will win and there won't be a table to sit at anymore.

As an aside, Everett's campaign handlers were out of Albany with links to the Brown family. Tom Wade did not run Everett's campaign. Tom Wade encouraged Everett to run for a council seat. Everett insisted on the mayoral race. Why wouldn't those who support Madden want Everett in the race? Do you think that Rodney wouldn't have loved it if a more establishment-type Democrat siphoned votes from Madden. Or is Rodney somehow entitled to face only one opponent in his races? Any other special rules we need to know about, Rodney? Tom Wade isn't perfect but he's not Keyser Soze. If he was, you would have lost by more than 50 votes.   

* Wasn't your challenge to the petitions late? Didn't your campaign fuck-up

** The Commissioners are supposed to know Everett wasn't a witness to the signatures and then unilaterally toss him off the ballot? Either you don't know the rules or don't care about them.

*** Didn't you recently accuse Madden of being a closet Republican?

**** An obvious and true statement. Now you criticize Wade for being honest? 

***** A vote for Wiltshire is a vote for Gordon

****** Until now

******* Sorry Joe.

66 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rodney's campaign is sinking fast. He's looking for anything to stop the bleeding. I hear his next release is going to state that only a Wiltshire victory can stop the zombie apocalypse.

Blue Pride said...

Bravo!

Anonymous said...

I saw his pathetic release and immediate thought of Harry. Dear God, I thought we'd moved past that sort of horseshit.

Nick Germaine said...

Time for him to drop out. He is, as you say, just another politician. He doesn't hate political machines, he just wants his own. Too bad. he had a future and he's misplayed just about everything.

Anonymous said...

He didn't jump to conclusions about the thugs at Kokopellis. Remember that. He probably wanted an investigation. He's proven to be big, old phony.

Anonymous said...

He didn't jump to conclusions about the thugs at Kokopellis. Remember that. He probably wanted an investigation. He's proven to be big, old phony.

Dr. Lovejoy said...

Phony is a good word. Empty suit. He should join the water rescue team since he walks on water.

Anonymous said...

Funny, isn't it? Rodney Wiltshire, the self-proclaimed "I'm not your house nigger" champion of minorities, civil rights, and the presumption of innocence over too-quick arrests, throws a fellow African American under the bus when it suits his megalomaniac purposes. Is anyone surprised? This hypocritical phoniness and pathological dishonesty is why the Dems never wanted him to be begin with. The stink of desperation is strong.

And yes, Rodney fucked up the petition challenges. He screamed and yelled from the beginning that Everett's signatures were bogus and he had full opportunity to pursue that in court. Witnesses could be produced, sworn testimony could be taken, and if true, all the offending petitions would be tossed. What happened? He missed the deadline. Blew right through it. Treated it like... well, a budget vote.

Is this the man we want as our leader? Of course not. That's why he lost the primary, and that's why he'll lose the general. Back to the sandbox, Rodney. You have a lot of growing up to do.

Anonymous said...

D.B Cooper? Theres that name again! But let's be fare. He was more than accused, he was charged with a felony!

Anonymous said...

Well said

Anonymous said...

I believe the term is twittiot, or twit for short.

Shout out to Billie Jean and Samantha. Glad I could set you straight.

Gordon Family 911 Tape said...

Pleeeeeeease Release Me, Let Me Go

Anonymous said...

Rodney's "statement" is a real steaming pile of crap. Laughable. Let's get this straight : Rodney feels he's entitled to a two-way primary, and any third candidate running must be corrupt and in the pocket of the Democratic machine. I guess Rodney feels Everett should have dropped out to give Rodney a better chance of winning the primary. Wow, talk about voter disenfranchisement! Rodney's promoting it, right there. And I'm doubled over laughing at his claim that poor Everett (notice Rodney suddenly thinks he's a fine young man worthy of concern-- but only in this part) should have simply been thrown off the ballot instead of face criminal charges. Oh really, Rod? If a guy commits election fraud, it's ok to get away with it as long as it benefits you? Really high ethical principles you have there. You need to stop now, you're seriously embarrassing yourself.

Anonymous said...

Rodney's go-to tactic is consistently smarmy innuendo and conspiracy theory. (the puppet mailer anyone?). His next announcement will be that Wade or Madden shape shifted and actually were the light skinned black woman who allegedly got the signatures that Ernest allegedly did not witness. There is a system in place to challenge petitions and Rodney screwed up because he didn't file in time. The system didn't fail, Rodney just couldn't get his shit together.

Gordon Family 911 Tape said...

Willy got freed. Free me!

Earn your P.E. Degree on Backpage.com! said...

On behalf of collapsed pools everywhere, please don't elect this man. Say safe, peeps

Bat Shea said...

I agree, let's be fare.

Anonymous said...

Being charged is the same thing as being accused, dipshit. I propose another poll. Who's stupider, Rodney supporters or Gordon supporters? It's a tough call.

Anonymous said...

AMEN. Thank you. Well fucking said

Time Traveler said...

Hmmmm. Everett made his decision to run known in February (see TU). The Dems interviewed candidates in April. Madden announced in June as the endorsed candidate. Ernest was in the race long before the Dem committee voted on who to endorse. So they preemptively recruited Ernest to run just in case Madden was the candidate? Rodney and Team Troy could have made a play at the Dem committee vote, but they said not a word, sat like bumps on a log when the vote was brought up. This conspiracy to use Everett just doesn't add up. Not to mention Everett has stated publicly that he has known since he was 19 he was going to run for Mayor. The all powerful Wade probably started this "conspiracy" when Ernest was 19, been saving him up in his back pocket all these years until he needed him. Conspiracy, no, bad luck for Rodney yes.

Anonymous said...

I'm very proud of all of you people. Almost 20 messages and only one mention of Harry. I also happen to agree with most of your thought. It very nice having a Robertless blog. Give yourselves a pat on the back I know I was hard on you guys and your faithful leader on this blog but then again they never let you guys read my ass plisterring that forced them to banish Robert Cox and correct there evil ways. It's a beutiful weekend and I know your all better people for having me around. HG4YN PEACE.

Anonymous said...

I'm very proud of all of you people. Almost 20 messages and only one mention of Harry. I also happen to agree with most of your thought. It very nice having a Robertless blog. Give yourselves a pat on the back I know I was hard on you guys and your faithful leader on this blog but then again they never let you guys read my ass plisterring that forced them to banish Robert Cox and correct there evil ways. It's a beutiful weekend and I know your all better people for having me around. HG4YN PEACE.

Vito said...

Can we ban this asswipe?

Anonymous said...

Umm, being accused and being charged are two totally different things you nincompoop! I can accuse you of being a thief, I can accuse you of anything. Having charges brought up is much worse than nearly being accused

Anonymous said...

Your an idiot!

Anonymous said...

You just mentioned Harry, must like seeing his name. And you wonder why he gets abused on this blog

Anonymous said...

Hey dipshit, guess what. The document that lists the charges is called an "accusatory instrument". Wanna try again?

Mrs G said...

Willy needs to go back in his cage if he knows what's good for him.

Anonymous said...

Hope Rodney's never accused of something. Who would have his back. Innocent until proven guilty. That premise doesn't change no matter who you are.

Anonymous said...

Well said, Democratus. It's like Rodney has gathered a lynch mob. Guess he doesn't believe in the jury system.

Anonymous said...

Are you really saying being accused of something and being charged with something is the same ?? When you go back to school Monday ask your English teacher to explain the difference I don't have the time

Senior Partner said...

It doesn't fucking matter. There is a presumption of innocence whether you call it a charge or an accusation. Fuck sake. Stop arguing semantics. A charge is an accusation. The warrant is issued on probable cause. That its more likely than not that a crime was committed and the accused committed a crime. A jury will determine if the state can prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Phana24JG said...

One question still remains. While Rodney is ultimately responsible for his campaign, he supposedly had an experienced election law guy on his side. Did Sabo deliberately screwup or is he less than competent? As the OP notes, Rodney was very quick to jump on the validity of the signatures, so it's not a case of the issue arising as the deadline approached.

Anonymous said...

No, Senior Dipshit. "More likely than not" is preponderance of the evidence. Higher standard than probable cause. Jesus H Christ, is there something in the Troy water? Youre all as dumb as Harry.

Anonymous said...

Legally it's the same thing, buddy. True Story. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Phana poses a good question. Sabo was Wades pick for judge and lost. Also has or had been a Dem county committee member. Then Sabo is hired by Rodney to have Everett removed from the ballot because of obvious irregularities. Sabo then screws up. The question again, is Sabo incompetent or did he screw the case up because he owes Wade?

Anonymous said...

Thank you HG4YN for giving this blog some direction. The list of above postings are a cut above the rantings of a few. Kudos

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that a former Facebook/Troy Polio poster had a major meltdown and tried to pull his own Jihad at the Race Track gas station on 2nd ave and 105th street. When this mini "tree expert" seen Patrick Madden campaign signs in front of this store he pulled in took the sign and proceeded to threaten the people behind the counter waving his fist in the air. The police where call and I'm not sure if charges are eminent. I do know that a reporter for the TU is now in possession of the video tape. I sure hope this little fella is not placed in the same cell as Ernest. He may try to chop him down so to speak. This mini gadfly is having major meltdowns as of late. People in the Burgh with and without orders of protection are looking into beefing them up. He's about to have a major miniman meltdown. Mabel it's time to tow him in for some service. HG4YN

Anonymous said...

Dzembia (working for Rodney) supposedly did not get everything to Sabo on time.

Bob Loblaw Esq. said...

Sabo is a good attorney. The idea that he'd throw a case is ridiculous. He has a law license to think about. He was also a vocal supporter of Rodney's and is in deep doo-doo with Wade. Stop the conspiracy theories. They are ridiculous. 8:54 makes much more sense than anything.

By the way, you need probable cause for a warrant. That is, a preponderance of the evidence, not beyond a reasonable doubt.

Mabel said...

My tow truck is in the shop

Anonymous said...

The idea that a lawyer would commit malpractice--and thereby opening himself up to a lawsuit and professional discipline--as a political favor is implausible to say the least.

Phana24JG said...

A lawyer need not "throw" a case to do someone a favor, and to state that anyone who finds the situation is ridiculous or ludicrous should review Rensco political history. The alternative explanation is an excellent alternative, but again, I would expect either Sabo or campaign manager to be on the timing like white on rice. However, no one is infallible, and Bob's explanation does make more sense.

Anonymous said...

That's an old rumor. Sabo and Rodney are friends. There was no conspiracy. No one deliberately screwed up anything.

Anonymous said...

Probable cause is not the same as preponderance of the evidence. I hope you're not actually a lawyer.

Bob Loblaw Esq. said...

With due respect, a lawyer doesn't 'do a favor' for someone to screw over a client. Lawyers do mess up the statute of limitations, notice of claim time frames and other time limits. There is no grand conspiracy. If you knew Sabo, you'd know. If you knew Wade's relationship with McDonough, you'd also know that Eddie isn't going out of his way to help Wade. I understand it's fun to speculate but Sabo isn't getting into the weeds on this crap.

Phana24JG said...

Bob, I appreciate that you and the vast majority of lawyers would never use such a tactic. However, I know more than one client who has been the victim of some really sleazy people. I accept your version(s) as the most logical.

Anonymous said...

Legally? I can accuse you of anything I want, however I can't charge you with anything because I'm not in law enforcement. Explain please

Bob Loblaw Esq. said...

Fair enough, Phana, fair enough.

Anonymous said...

Phana and Bob - Nice to see two people with different opinions listen to each other and find merit in each other's points of view, without hurling curses and four letter words at each other.

Anonymous said...

You're obviously too stupid to understand any further explanation.

total tool said...

As a Republican, I find this democratic meltdown in Troy both fascinating and hilarious. I am no fan of Jim Gordon and I think Pat Madden will do a good job as mayor if elected. However, Mr. Wiltshire seems bound and determined to eliminate the last democratic power base in this county. I am not complaining, obviously...

Anonymous said...

Well I don't agree with Bob or Phana. If anyone has ever met or dealt with Sabo he will tell you he has never, can't and will never lose a case or make a mistake. Also, Bob from Brunswick stated "If you knew Wade's relationship with McDonough, you'd also know that Eddie isn't going out of his way to help Wade"? McDonough's job is due solely and only to Tom Wade. Now lets recap. Rodney who lied and said he had nothing to do with Dziemba's complaint on Ernest's petitions said today he was and his crew were "all hands on board" to have Ernest removed from the ballot. As far as the relationship between Rodney and Sabo, if anyone trusts either one they're a fool. One last thing about the high standards of lawyers. Sabo was shoved down Lou's throat by Wade in a part time job under Silverman in city hall. Lou under (good) advice from Silverman bounced him shortly after. You can change opinions but you can't change the facts.

Anonymous said...

You can't change the facts, but you can't create them either. Lou asked Sabo to be Corp. Counsel. Sabo would have had to step down as North Greenbush Town Judge because the Committee on Judicial conduct view the corp counsel as the counsel for the city and a town judge would be unable to practice in Turners Court. That prohibition would extend to the deputies as well. Therefore, they asked him to be a deputy corp counsel instead, although he couldn't practice before Turner.

He later resigned to run for Surrogate. Silverman mistrusted Sabo so much he asked him to be his treasurer for his ill-fated run for Police Court.

Not trying to change your opinion. Just enlightening you as to the facts.

Anonymous said...

Proof positive, Sabo has never been or will ever be wrong. Except when trying to BS the voters 0-2.

Anonymous said...

Have to agree this is a better blog since the 2 nuts have seen chased down off.

Phana24JG said...

Anon 5:36 - It's only late September, give us some time. Mr. Loblaw and I have plenty of time to descend into the mud.

Anonymous said...

Rod thinks we're all stupid. Hey Rod, nobody believes your bull5h1t!!! You set this whole thing up with that idiot McCasshole!

Robert Cox said...

Sabo and Rodney are friends Rite Thats Why Wades Democrats Put Sabo up for a Judgeship Get a Life Bill !~~!

Anonymous said...

Your post is exactly why Harry gets his fat face abused all the time. No one mentions his name and you go bring it up. What's the matter Harry? You not getting abused enough?

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that your all giving Ed Mac a pass on all this. He's a player and you all know that he's involved in this he's the orchestrator of everything dirty in the BOE. There's no Mirch this time to blame it on. Rodney if you let this go then your not the man Troy needed after all. Vindicated 9/10/15

Anonymous said...

Ed McDonough? Wasn't he convicted of nothing? Two trials, acquitted and you're still sling mud at McDonough. Where's your proof? Forgot, you don't need proof, just your mouth.

Anonymous said...

Really?

Anonymous said...

Pirro

Vindicated my ass said...

I wonder how this helps his million dollar Primo dream suit? Primos been awfully quiet. Maybe getting koed at the country club shut him up.

Anonymous said...

Jerk him off!