My response to “Wagner Hands Greg Ball First-Ever Defeat at the Polls”

One Response to **Release** Wagner Hands Greg Ball First-Ever Defeat at the Polls

cllundgren says: September 26, 2012 at 12:33 am

For the record, Justin Wagner is a Democrat, not a Green. He hijacked the Green Party line by use of an Opportunity to Ballot. The Green Party did not endorse, and in fact could not endorse him even if we wanted to because we don’t allow fusion with the corporate backed parties. We did not intend to have a candidate in this race but when Green Party member Jeff Green realized what Wagner had done, he enlisted the aid of other Greens from around the state to make calls to Green enrollees explaining the situation to them and to urge them to write his name in on the ballot. Both Wagner and Republican Greg Ball had staffers call enrolled Greens in the district also, implying that they were the Green Party candidates, if not actually misrepresenting themselves. We have no proof of that but when Greens called, some enrollees said they had been contacted by the Green Party more than once and asked to write in Wagner or Ball (depending upon which campaign they received the call from). When we told them that we were the real Greens, some got indignant and said “We know already. You want us to write in [Wagner /Ball], right?” There will be repercussions from the Green Party over this.

Carl Lundgren
Chair, Bronx County Green Party
GP State Senate Candidate, SD34 – Bronx-Westchester

Posted on September 26, 2012, in General Posting, Lundgren. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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