The Republican mayoral field continues to have more Democrats than they know what to do with.
“We need more accountability at the Board of Elections,” Congresswoman-elect Grace Meng said on Inside City Hall. “That’s probably one of the most bipartisan issues stemming from this election. It’s not a very efficient process.”
Congressman-elect Hakeem Jeffries was even more direct in the same segment. “Should the Board of Elections be run by partisan political appointees?” he asked. “I think we need competence; we need sophistication. We don’t need those who have obtained their position by political allegiance or their capacity to support the Democratic county machine.” It should be noted the GOP county organizations also contribute to the cause
But wait, there’s more! Also on Inside City Hall, Global Strategy Group’s Jef Pollack expressed his amusement with this article about “racial agitator Al Sharpton” and the State Senate fight. “I thought that what seemed to be a clear Republican leak to Fred Dicker in the Post today over Al Sharpton, it felt like a 1980’s canard coming back to hit me in the face,” he said. “I have no clue. I’m not even pretending to be involved. I’m saying the notion of fighting a 1980’s racial battle using the specter of Al Sharpton feels old.”
Councilman Charles Barron weighed in on the State Senate drama as well, asking,“How is it that when the Latinos do it they’re the worst traitors in the world, but when the whites do it they’re getting a pass?”