Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pedro and His Thugs Don't Disappoint

Fresh from the Rivera campaign, here is a list of shenanigans and other illegalities perpetrated by the Wascally One's camp:

At 268 East 207th Street: Senator Pedro Espada was inside the polling location, talking to voters,
handing out literature, and saying "vote for me" with his campaign workers.

At P.S. 33: Pedro G. Espada handed out literature for his father inside the poll site.

At Vladeck Hall, 74 Van Cortlandt Park: An Espada staffer on government payroll, Michael Gary, who is apparently a poll inspector, steered people to vote for Espada. Once voters are inside the poll site, Gary said, "I speak Spanish and I can help you vote."

At Middle School 80: As soon as the police left for lunch, Espada volunteers started leafleting within
the poll site vicinity. Also, the person who is giving instruction for voters changed the instructions
from English to Spanish for an English-speaking voter so the voter could not understand. The
Spanish interpreter gave Espada volunteers high-fives and hugs as he walked out of the polling site.

At Fort Independence Community Center at 3350 Bailey Avenue: An Espada poll worker said to Rivera workers, "you better tell your people to behave because I'm likely to stab first."

Fordham Hill Coop, 2440 Sedgwick Ave: Several canvassers said the apartment building security guards at the poll site have asked voters who they are voting for. Only Espada voters have been allowed into the building.

At P.S. 70, Eastburn Avenue and 173rd Street: There was no Spanish interpreter at the poll site. The
Espada poll watcher had a "poll workers" certificate and a sign that said, "I speak Spanish". She was told to cease and desist.

P.S. 93 at 182 Washington Street: Espada's workers set up a road block to stop traffic and are giving out literature.

At P.S. 57: Ruth T.P. Smith, one of the poll inspectors who is close friends with Espada, told people to vote for Espada inside the poll site.

At P.S. 23: An Espada worker wearing campaign paraphernalia inside the poll site, was asked to leave, but refused



The Mayor of Melrose said...

I hope the FBI is watching

Anonymous said...

Espada should have been personally arrested for directly and plainly breaking the law.

Yet another example of how the NYPD fails our community with their lax attitude.

Anonymous said...

This should be reported to the authorities and to the press. With all due respect to you for this comprehensive report, it must leave the blog and go where it can be dealt with.

GAX in the Bronx said...

these things require a federal investigation. they are major violations of fundamental election law. and yes, anon 5:24 you are correct. where were the police? isn't there supposed to be one at every polling place? as i said in other blogs, voters in iraq are protected better than bronx voters were in this primary. an utter disgrace, no matter who one and lost.

Anonymous said...

Hope all this gets officially reported. Take it to the authorities.