Cops Called In NY-23 To Quell “Voter Intimidation”
Police were called to at least two polling places in St. Lawrence County because of “overzealous electioneering”. June O’Nell, former Democratic state chairwoman reported this to the NY Daily News, calling it “voter intimidation.”
“We’ve gotten reports that people are standing there, covered with Hoffman stickers and yelling anti-choice stuff at voters,” said O’Neill, a St. Lawrence native who has been running the party’s GOTV effort for Bill Owens in NY-23.
“Apparently, there’s some woman claiming to be a commissioner,” O’Neill continued. “Commissioner of what, I don’t know. She’s from Texas, I think, and she won’t leave.”
“This is not the way we roll in the North Country.”
GOP Elections Commissioner Debbie Phaler had this comment:
“We had electioneering within the 100-foot polling marker,” Phaler said. “It’s my understanding that they were asked to leave and wouldn’t leave.”
“If people are electioneering within the marker and don’t stop when we ask them to, our inspectors are instructed to call law enforcement to assist them. I don’t think anybody was arrested.”Click here for reuse options!
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