In an e-mail sent to supporters earlier today, Doug Hoffman pledged to strategize for his 2010 campaign over the holidays. But the prospect already looks bleak. At the end of the e-mail, Hoffman gives his supporters an “update” on important “news” articles — prominent among them, a link to prominent “Birther” site, “Citizen Wells.”
What’s significant is that Wells’ post substantially duplicates an article by that blog-masquerading-as-a-newspaper, “The Gouverneur Times.” That Hoffman would rather cite a notorious birther breeding ground than a slightly-more-reputable conservative blog is telling.
The Times’ allegations aren’t worth seriously addressing, except to note that the error stems from the legal requirement that voting machines print totals by group of voters, and the Times is comparing total votes in one group to total eligible voters in another group. That’s problematic, and speaks more to the Times’ ability to do math than Congressman Owens’ legitimacy.
Hoffman’s entire e-mail follows.