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Rockland County, NY - Long Awaited Results Announced In Fall 2014 Ramapo Wards Election

Published on: August 27, 2015 07:33 PM
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Rockland County, NY - Results of a special election in Ramapo that would have potentially shifted the balance of power away from the Jewish community have finally been announced almost 11 months after the controversial vote took place.

Voters in Ramapo cast their ballots on two issues last September:  dividing the town into six distinct geographic locations known as wards and increasing the size of the town board from four to six members, as previously reported on VIN News.

According to The Journal News, voters narrowly rejected both referendums, voting 15,581 to 14,687 against the proposed ward system and 15,648 to 14,644 on the change to the town board.
Non-registered residents were permitted to vote by affidavit in the special election, bringing out a much larger than usual turnout in the Jewish community. But pro-ward voters claimed that election workers in other locations were not made aware of the voting rules and denied affidavit ballots to residents who wanted to vote, thereby tipping the vote in favor of the Jewish community.

Also in question were instructions about absentee ballots, which informed voters that their vote would be tallied if it was received within seven days of the vote, while state law requires all ballots to be received no later than 5 PM on the day of the election.  Both sides alleged foul play in the voting process prompting all of the votes to be impounded immediately after the election.

Because of the confusion regarding the affidavit and absentee ballots, a new election was ordered by the state Supreme Court in October, but that decision was overturned by an Appellate Division panel, which ruled that no such action could be taken before the votes were actually counted.


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 Aug 27, 2015 at 08:20 PM LionofZion Says:

This was not about the "Jewish" community. It was about certain Jews from places like Brooklyn moving into a beautiful place and paving it over to make a quick buck. BThe ward system would have allowed for representation for those of us who do not want to live in the shadow of illegal apartment complexes.

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 Aug 28, 2015 at 09:53 AM Anonymous Says:

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LionofZion Says:

This was not about the "Jewish" community. It was about certain Jews from places like Brooklyn moving into a beautiful place and paving it over to make a quick buck. BThe ward system would have allowed for representation for those of us who do not want to live in the shadow of illegal apartment complexes.

i feel you if you guys would do all your hate with an explanation you would have gotten much further but the hate is so big that you cant hide so it continues you hate and the "Jewish" people expand with pain or with out pain but if you guys could have the pie and eat it to but the hate got in the way ps i am sure you will get your chances and then what ? ah ah nothing

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 Aug 28, 2015 at 11:54 AM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

i feel you if you guys would do all your hate with an explanation you would have gotten much further but the hate is so big that you cant hide so it continues you hate and the "Jewish" people expand with pain or with out pain but if you guys could have the pie and eat it to but the hate got in the way ps i am sure you will get your chances and then what ? ah ah nothing

It's not about hate. Stop with the anti semitism already. The counting was supposed to be with approved counters and the doors were locked to outsiders. Frum were caught on camera talking with the counters. Many written in votes came from Brooklyn. There is a period of time where you must be a resident in Ramapo. Many voters were dead. This is the same thing that happened with the RCC fraud where people were in jail and Clinton pardoned them. The FBI has already been called in. You need to go back to school and learn proper punctuation and spelling. Learn how to read the court documents. Do yourself and others a favor.

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