Packing political clubs with your own supporters is standard practice in city politics. But Gifford‘s team seems to have refined the practice into a science, and they’re relying on government employees to pull it off.
Tonight, for example, we’ve learned that certain members of the Council’s Central Staff have been dispatched to the Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats club meeting at the Housing Works Bookstore.
These staffers were instructed by top Miller aides to join this particular club months ago. Tonight, they have a list of candidates — topped by Giff, of course, and including Eva — to vote for.
The Post reported a while ago that Miller used City Council staff to pad out the vote at Democracy for NYC.
Turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg.