Tag Archives: NY-23

Tea Party Spoiler Faces Upstate Defeat

Longtime readers will remember my distaste for Doug Hoffman, the empty vessel partially filled by Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck to run on the third party Conservative line against Dede Scozzafava, the moderate Republican to whom he had lost the primary, in New York’s 23rd Congressional district. Hoffman’s spoiler candidacy, of course, guaranteed the seat […]

Doug Hoffman Still Exists? You Wouldn’t Know, from his Campaign

It may comfort veteran Republican Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava to know that, though she’ll be retiring voluntarily, her one-time challenger, Doug Hoffman, faces the same fate, but not of his choosing. From an e-mail to supporters (really, who signed me up for this?): Last week I wrote to you about a problem that has faced true […]

Hoffman Links to Birther Site in Supporter E-Mail

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 […]

Exeunt: Not With a Bang, but a Whimper

Doug Hoffman’s last chance to file a suit demanding a recount passes today. Updates on relevant law and facts as they come. Update: according to one source, Hoffman will not file. See the comments for a defense of why this matters. Airport security lines preclude further response… For now!

Will Hoffman Challenge?

With conspiracy theories being debunked by the dozen (see previous article), it’s increasingly unlikely that a formal challenge to Bill Owens’ election would unseat him, in Conservative insurgent Doug Hoffman’s favor. And, time is of the essence: today is the last day to file a challenge, and Hoffman has talked himself into a corner. He’s […]

Update on Voting Machine Conspiracies in NY-23

The “Gouverneur Times,” a publication looking more and more like the official mouthpiece of Doug Hoffman’s failed congressional campaign, continued today to post falsehoods about the course of voting in the 23rd congressional district. Among the misrepresentations: Voting machines did not undergo re-certification pursuant to N.Y. Elec. Law § 7-202: the Times cites § 7-202 […]

Thank You, New Yorkers for Verified Voting

The Waterdown Daily Times reports that Bo Lipari, the former executive director of New Yorkers for Verified Voting, has looked into Hoffman’s allegations about “viruses” on voting machines, and found them wanting. Mr. Lipari also delivers a stirring reminder of the value of electronic voting: Because New York votes on paper, everybody’s vote was counted. […]

Tales of Hoffman: Finale

Election officials upstate aren’t letting Hoffman define his own reality: According to [Oswego Democratic elections commissioner Bill] Scriber, there were problems with the phone system on the night of the election that led to the delay in the results being posted online, but the idea of tampering is preposterous. “I guess Mr. Hoffman is totally […]

Hoffman Loses; Turns to Fanning Voting Machine Paranoia

With  3,072 ballots left uncounted, Owens still leads — by 3,105 votes. Odds for Hoffman’s victory have moved from 1% down to 0%. However, Hoffman looks to be gearing up to challenge the election results, linking from his website to an article in the Gouverneur Times, which suggests that voting machines were either infected with […]

Hoffman’s NY-23 Spin: Bad on Facts, Worse on Presentation

Though the election is over, and the news on the absentee ballot count is going from bad to worse for Hoffman, his spin machine is apparently just starting. From Hoffman’s campaign site: As evidence surfaces, we find out that reported results from election night were far from accurate. ACORN and the unions did their best to try […]