The Town Crier

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pandora's Box of Rocks publishes 2011 Town of Cape Vincent chronology.

You won't want to miss Pandora's Box of Rocks, "A Windy year in Review".


Here is just one example of an important 2011 event that Pandora lists in her 2011 important Cape Vincent dates:

If your skin has been crawling and you have
had an incessant urge to scratch, it could
have been the 2011
Cape Vincent green-eyed bug.

October 13: Harold C. Wiley, Chairman Cape Vincent Democratic Party, teamed up with Gary King ,Chairman of a new group (Citizens for fair Government). Their next tactic appeared to be intimidation or exacting retribution against those people that had either registered to vote in Cape Vincent or changed their primary residence in order to vote in Cape Vincent. Harold Wiley and Gary King collected a hit list of names of each new voter in Cape Vincent and sent letters to the assessors of those communities where these residents own another home. Alerting the assessor that these people have registered to vote, the letter stated, “We provide you with this information in the event that there are implications for your community's implementation of the STAR program.”

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Don't be intimated out of voting where you chose!

During the 2011 Town of Cape Vincent election campaign, wind lease conflicted Cape Vincent Town Board members voted on and pass an illegal and unconstitutional voter identification resolution. By all appearances, that resolution was intended to prevent certain Cape Vincent residents from registering to vote and was perceived by many as an act of intimidation that would discourage those who had already registered to vote from actually casting their ballot.

After the resolution was passed, it was immediately denounced by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman during a visit to Watertown. The Mason Law resolution was repealed but the two wind lease conflicted town board members, Mason and Mason,  voted against the repeal.

Two Cape Vincent political leaders, Gary King and Harold Wiley then took their objections to voters registering in Cape Vincent one step further and wrote letters to the assessors of towns where some Cape Vincent voters owned other property. Again, the intent seemed to be to scare voters away from registering in Cape Vincent or casting their ballots if they had already registered. 

Then, after their voter intimidation scheme failed to win the Cape Vincent election for their wind lease conflicted candidates, they filed a complaint about the election with the New York State Attorney General. Again, perceived by many as nothing more than an act of voter intimidation.

The New York State Attorney General did not act and referred their "complaint" to the Board of Elections.

In the meantime, Unitedd States Attorney General Eric Holder was battling certain States who were doing to their voters exactly the same thing as former Town councilmen Marty Mason and Donald Mason, with the help of Wiley-King and Voters for Wind were trying to do to Cape Vincent  voters.

"In a speech Tuesday (Dec. 13, 2011) at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, Holder quoted Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a veteran of the civil rights movement, as saying that voting rights were being attacked in "a deliberate and systematic attempt to prevent millions of elderly voters, young voters, students [and] minority and low-income voters from exercising their constitutional right to engage in the democratic process."

However, in the case of the illegal "Mason Law" attempt  to suppress the vote in Cape Vincent, NY, the voter prejudice and intimidation was directed toward seasonal residents who, according to the New York State Board of Elections, have every right to vote at the residence of their choice.