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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Pearson Can't Handle the Truth

 Today there is an opinion letter in the Watertown Times written by Dennis Pearson~ Town Board must make right decision

 In his very first sentence Mr. Pearson once again demonstrates his ability to distort the truth. 

 "I would like the citizens of Cape Vincent to consider this. We recently went through the election process, and in this process the Democrats and CFG were accused of trying to take the voting rights of summer residents away."

Using the wording that "the Democrats and CFG were accused of trying to take the voting rights of summer residents away." suggests innocence on the part of Mr. Pearson and his cohorts, but in reality they did attempt to deny citizens the right to vote.  

 This past election season in Cape Vincent Mr. Pearson and the Democrats engaged in a smear campaign in order to improve their chances at the polls.  When the Democrats discovered the election would be decided by absentee votes, they filed a lawsuit to have many of these votes discarded.

The Democratic candidates Paul Aubertine, Dennis Pearson and Al Wood challenged a large number of absentee ballots based on residency issues. 
They believe that seasonal residents of Cape Vincent should not be allowed to vote. They charged in their verified petition that:

    (paragraph 9) “Upon information and belief, absentee ballots were issued by the Board of Elections in error, based on insufficient, fraudulent or forged applications.”

(paragraph 10) “Upon information and belief, absentee ballots were given to individuals whose primary residence is not in the town of Cape Vincent, nor in Jefferson County, and therefore were ineligible to vote for the public offices of Supervisor and Town Council, Town of Cape Vincent.”

Below is the list of seasonal voters challenged by Aubertine, Pearson and Wood that was provided by the Jefferson County Board of Elections through a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request:

Attempts at denying seasonal residents their rights to vote is nothing new in Cape Vincent, prior to the 2011, election  
Harold L. Wiley, a lifelong Cape Vincent resident, and chairman of the local Democratic Party submitted  a  petition to the Town Board urging intervention in stopping what he called voter fraud.
Link here to read more
Link to original list 

Link here to read original verified complaint filed by Aubertine, Pearson & Wood
Page 10 for paragraphs (9) & (10)