Even before the 2018 mid-term elections have become a curiosity in the minds of the public, some politicians are already pushing 30 second soundbites that omit and manipulate facts. We look at New York, from the local (Binghamton City Council race) to the federal (NY-22 congressional race), for a few examples of the misleading of the public. Voters beware, some seek to mislead you.
New York 22nd Congressional District
“I can’t stress enough, this is not a scare thing, but it’s very clear if this thing [Utica Hospital] doesn’t move forward, this money is not going to sit out there forever… There’s no set timetable in the law that says if you don’t execute by this date then we pull the money back… there’s nothing set in stone on what that point is.” – Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi
I can foresee this becoming an issue. Eventually, this will hit mainstream media so we should discuss how to combat this… I don’t want public opinion derailing this. – Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi
The biggest problem for Mr. Wan is not his age nor complete inexperience in politics and governance. The 27 year old resident of the Southern Tier has a far more pressing problem, is he actually a candidate? The answer is conditional, and therefore most would look at his candidacy as a modern-era publicity stunt.
The question is who is Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi and where does he stand? That’s hard to say. He has no defined stance separate of the Party line. Which is why he has no presence in the Southern Tier.
“It’s sad that some misleading mail is circulating in our community.” Response by State Senator Fred Akshar about misleading Martin babinec flyer
Exclusive unedited video of the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce Debate held at the Holiday Inn in Binghamton NY on October 11, 2016
The question of if and when corruption and ethics violations can be fought should be asked. Especially in light of the upcoming 2016 elections. But who is actually strong enough to do so in this political environment?
The question continuing to face candidate Myers is when, if at all, that she will appear before the public – especially in the Southern Tier – to answer questions from the public directly.
Based solely on all polls to date, Babinec appears to lose the race with a third place finish. How that translates to success is baffling, without taking into account polispeak.