— The submission to the Board of Elections of any of the signatures gathered at the Bay Ridge Manor on June 3rd might be one of the final pieces of proof that State Senator Martin Golden is guilty of a particular class of violation of the NYS Election Law
— It would also be a "Candidate Fraud" that could invalidate Golden's entire petition
— Vito Palmeri was elected “Baffoon of the Week” on the June 11th Brooklyn GOP Radio Program — Could it be the real reason for that was the fact that he remained silent when Gene Berardelli asked him whether anybody had anything to add to Russ Gallo’s description of possible Election Law violations that occurred at the Golden-Grimm-Astorino Victory Rally, which was held on the evening of June 3rd at the Bay Ridge Manor
According to the reports of several witnesses (this report is based on the statements of four persons who were there), GOP petition signatures were taken near the front door of Manor not far from the entrance to the main banquet hall. At that location, people were routinely “TOLD” to sign GOP petitions and put down their addresses and ED/AD information if it was known to them. Anybody that refused or objected was questioned and brow-beaten and asked why they were there. Several of those who would not sign immediately left.
Inside there was a selection of free food and drink. In addition to being at the event and speaking to the crowd inside the hall, the event was held-out to have been sponsored by State Senator Martin Golden, who reportedly made several personal-sounding invitations to many invitees; furthermore, everything happened at the Bay Ridge Manor, which is operated on a Golden piece of property by close family members to Golden.
Vito Palmeri along with his partner Vito DiGiovanni (both of the GOP Blog-talk Radio “Vito & Vito Show”) attended the June 3rd Victory Rally at the Bay Ridge Manor, supposedly as part of their reporting for their own political blog-talk radio program, which normally “airs” on Thursday evenings. Several times the reports of the goings on at the Bay Ridge Manor on June 3rd were recounted-to and/or in the presence of the two Vitos. At least two different times this happened on recorded episodes of the Brooklyn GOP Radio Show (June 4th and June 11th), each of those times the facts proving the election fraud were listed by Russell Gallo — each of those times the two Vitos remained silent and did not contradict Mr. Gallo in any way. How could they ? Gallo was merely repeating “on air” what Vito & Vito, and another person who had been there with them, had told Gallo previously.
In addition to the factors mentioned above that would go a long way toward proving a “candidate election fraud,” State Senator Martin Golden’s Chief of Staff, Gerard Kassar, was present and observed both the signature gathering and the free food and drink operation. He wouldn’t have needed to closely investigate any of it; that’s because Kassar was thoroughly familiar with the people and the techniques of the signature gatherers, and he also was well acquainted with the catering operations of the Bay Ridge Manor. The long and the short of it is that if Kassar was there, he saw what was going on, and knew everything there would be to know about all of it.
Golden and company have a tough decision to make — file the signatures and risk the finding of “Candidate Fraud” (and as Gene Berardelli has observed, a criminal violation) — or “deep six” the signatures gathered on June 3rd and leave everybody guessing as to why that was done.