Claims of Cape Vincent voter fraud were based on one 2009 complaint.

Right after the passing of the Mason Law, all hell broke out for the Jefferson County Board of Elections. Regarding the issue, I had a very long talk with Jerry O. Eaton, Republican Jefferson County Elections Commissioner.  In all fairness to the BOE folks  I did not share with my readers what I had learned during my discussion with Jerry. The spurious charges launched by the pro-wind political operators had already caused a lot of unnecessary work and trouble for the BOE.

But, as for any evidence of voter fraud in Cape Vincent, Jerry Easton told me the same story that he told the person who made this JLL comment. The person making the comment is Anonymous to you but known to me.

 Anonymous said...
6:02 When Harold and Gary's petition was used by the Masons to stop seasonals from voting on the pretext of voter fraud I called the Jefferson County Board of Elections. I spoke with Jerry Eaton, the Republican deputy. I asked him how many documented reports of voter fraud his office received from the 2009 an 2010 elections in Cape Vincent. His answer was none. I asked if there were any undocumented complaints. He said he recalled one from Harvey White, who did not provide details, but just complained about seasonal voters participating in the 2009 election that ousted Harvey's buddy Tom Rienbeck. You remember that election, the one where Tom is quoted on the front page of the Watertown Daily Times saying the election sucks because he lost.

So, the voter fraud petition was a fraud. Anon 6:02 you were duped along with 200 others who signed the fraudulent petition. If you think about it, if there was widespread fraud it would have been a big story. The WDT would have been on it like flies on Dirty Frank.

6:02 I know you won't believe me or anyone else on this blog, but call the board of elections. If you hear them tell you the 2009 and 2010 elections were clean then maybe you'll begin to believe what all of us know. Harold Wiley and Gary King misrepresented their petitions, which is a nice way of saying they were bold faced liars. The only fraud in the Cape in the last two years was their fraud this summer.


  1. Anonymous11/14/2011

    Fraud-believers should remove any lingering doubt that voter fraud has been a problem in recent Cape elections by calling the board of elections, as the commenter suggests.

    Having done that they will be left understanding exactly what the voter fraud petition was attempting to do, stop people from voting against the oligarchy of conflicted incumbents.

    However, I'll bet a paycheck on the fact that nobody calls the Board of Elections and asks. Fraud-believers don't want to know the truth because it means they were lied to by old, trusted friends and relatives.

  2. Anonymous11/14/2011

    For a long time, Wiley-King-Harvey seasonal fear mongers were visiting the elections board on a regular basis. Some said they spent so much time there that they could have registered to vote in Watertown.
    They were complaining about new registrants not because they were good samaritan's want to be sure they election process was legal. They knew they were going to get their ass kicked and would lose their wind lease conflict of interest advantage. They panicked when they saw all the new voters coming in.
    There frequent attendance at the BOH is the reason why the majority of the people had a good laugh when the Dem. Chairman claimed that the Dems had a filing malfunction. They had already agreed that Gary King and the conservatives would front their candidates without any surprise competition as a result of people showing up to a "real" caucus.

    I agree 7:09, the only fraud is what they did to the people and claimed to the press.

  3. Stay Focused11/14/2011

    oligarchy 1: government by the few
    2: a government in which a small group exercises controlespecially for corrupt and selfish purposes.

    Keep this dictionary definition, and local reality it defines, fixed in your head.

    Despite the huge setback the local oligarchy suffered a week ago today, they are still out there -- as convinced as ever of what they consider to be their rightful place in the life (or death) of the town.

  4. Stay Focused11/14/2011

    Excuse me -- a week ago tomorow. How could I forget.

    Stay Focused

  5. Anonymous11/14/2011

    Today they will start counting the absentees. We will soon know. Kirk-Colleen are going to be close. Marty may have a chance to keep his fingers in the Village pie since his choice of a candidate has a chance to beat Harry.

  6. Anonymous11/14/2011

    8:43 Let me understand,if Harry got on the Cape Village board,he was going to oust Marty Mason out of his job.For what reasons,what has he done wrong that gives you the right to take his job away.Is it because he has a contract? That has nothing to do with his job.You guys have really gone to far.Mark my words you will never make that happen.Good luck trying.

  7. Anonymous11/14/2011

    "8:43 Let me understand,if Harry got on the Cape Village board,he was going to oust Marty Mason out of his job."

    I never said that. Did Harry say that when he was campaigning?

  8. Anonymous11/14/2011

    Harry never came to my house, i had some questions for him

  9. Anonymous11/14/2011

    Harry hit every house possible.I wish he did go to your house. There isn't a question he won't answer.

  10. Anonymous11/14/2011

    I have never heard anyone say Martys village job was in jeopardy, you have mistaken Harrys frustration at not getting answers at town board meetings. Harry was asked and answered, that he thought Marty has done a fine job for the village.

  11. Anonymous11/14/2011

    Harry had his boss with him so i am sure John would answer for him

  12. The only BOSS Harry Landers has is his wife. And don't forget it. He ran for trustee to look out for the people like he has for me. Harry's Wife

  13. Anonymous11/14/2011

    My biggest disappointment was when Harold claimed
    Brennan's victory as one of his. So much for her own person thing.

  14. Anonymous11/15/2011

    2009 brought us letters to the editor claiming that the "minority won".

    Pure BS from people who don't understand that even a one vote victory is a majority vote.

    However, this time the spread between Hirschey and White will be so large as to be a mandate.

  15. Anonymous11/15/2011

    So Harvey White made a complaint that wasn't checked into, and H Wiley and G King used that unfounded complaint to justify a petition? And over 200 people signed it trying to deny others the right to vote?

    If that is an indication of the quality of your school curriculum, and the average resident's knowledge of civics, then you have some gullible dummies in the Cape. Maybe you should close the school after all. what a waste of tax dollars. More like Green Acres than a real town.

  16. I hope Liz distances her self from Harold at this point. He seems a little crazy...

  17. Anonymous11/15/2011

    Harold is claiming her as his victory. That part is sad,