Today's Poll: Should the GOP be allowed to replace Chris Collins on the General Election ballot?
If he's on the ballot in november, he'll get elected. There are some ignorant, arrogant and misguided voters out there. welcome to Trump country.
BTW, David Bellavia or Pat Gallivan would make a great rep. Sorry, Steve Hawley, good guy, but not who we need in DC.
I agree with Bud! I'd like to see David Bellavia on the ballot!
David Bellavia is a self promoting war profiteer. As a cofounder and officer of "Vets for freedom" (one of many "political advocacy organizations" with misnomer names) he has SUPER supported the continuation of warmonger misadventures in the Middle East. An organization with advisors such as bill kristol, a persistent and long tenured WAR PIG. Funding from sheldon adelson, a multibillionaire casino money magnet who uses his money to buy and propagandize newspapers in Israel and the US. And who has been quoted advocating a nuclear attack on Iran to show them "we mean business." Vets for freedom has supported joe lieberman, a long entrenched democrat as well as other Democrats. So the core ideal of his "baby" is to promote war. The last thing we need is another warmonger in our government. Please consider ANY other Republican to replace Collins.
President Trump was elected largely based on his repeated assertions that "war is a waste." These assertions set him apart from the many other Republican aspirants to the Presidency. I think that an entrenched warmonger as the Republican candidate will promote lethargy among Republican voters at best, and votes for the opposition at worst. These repeated wars at the behest of political benedict arnolds is the very definition of insanity.
Dagnabbit - hit "yes" instead of "no"....
If the guy had been busted for something nobody knew about, then the GOP might have an argument. However, that actions that have brought on the charges have been known about. If the GOP opted to put a person under investigation by Congress and subject to being indicted for the same activities, they need to deal with it.
The jockeying of the various party committees to frame this as one thing, or another, is the stuff of farce.
New York needs to reform its election law to allow for these kinds of things. It is not unheard of for these things to happen. The idea that the constituents of a district should be force fed a representative from only one party because a politician betrays their oath of office, and the trust of their constituents, is offensive to the idea of representative governance.
You know darn well all these people gleefully dancing around in this circumstance would be crying foul if the party affiliations were reversed. And so would the current champions of candidate swapping.
If you really care about fairness, it's time to let your STATE representatives know that you want a legislative fix for this type of thing before the next election.
Kyle makes a darn good point that the law should be adjusted to account for these things when they happen in a timely manner (ballot isn't finalized until mid-Sept in this case).
Until then, the party that claims it is the party of law needs to deal with it.