JULY 31ST 2015 ARTICLE ON THE "KINGS COUNTY POLITICS" BLOG TELLS TALE OF A GOP CANDIDATE'S COMPLAINTS ABOUT A BOARD OF ELECTIONS VOTER PURGE IN THE 46TH A.D. AND THE REST OF BROOKLYN
WHY WERE THESE TIMELY COMPLAINTS IGNORED BY THE COMMISSIONERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND TOP CLERKS AT THE BOE IN BROOKLYN AND/OR CITY-WIDE --- BEFORE THE BROOKLYN BOE PURGES FESTERED, OOZING PUSS INTO THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES ???
Almost seven months ago the political blog "Kings County Politics" mentioned the following in the middle of an article about the GOP candidate for the NYS Assembly in the 2015 Special Election for the Assembly in the 46th A.D. in Brooklyn: "[Lucretia Regina-Potter] sees the City’s Board of Elections purging of voters from their records as a major issue.... The BOE sent letters out in June and if constituents don’t send them back with updated information they risk being taken off as registered voters, she said.... [Regina-Potter] said the BOE has thrown off about 11,000 of the borough’s roughly 112,000 registered Republicans and has probably thrown off more registered Democrats...." (See "46 AD Race: Lucretia Regina-Potter Emerges As GOP Frontrunner" by Staff Writer, 7/31/15, Kings County Politics [http://www.kingscountypolitics.com/46-ad-race-lucretia-regina-potter-emerges-as-gop-frontrunner/]).
That warning by GOP activist and 2015 candidate Lucretia Regina-Potter was sounded more than six whole months earlier than the big Board of Elections blow-up resulting from the scandalous purge of well over a hundred twenty-five thousand Brooklyn voters prior to the 2016 New York Presidential Primary. Even though Lucretia Potter's numbers were focused on Republican voters, the percentage of purged Republicans should have suggested the staggering number of Democrats needing to be purged, if a similar decimation of potential voters were to be applied to Democrats in Brooklyn.
What is interesting is that Lucretia Regina-Potter's initial complaint arose in the context of the 2015 Special Election in an area close to several of the homes of BOE officers mentioned in connection with the recent purge scandal, most notably Simon Shamoun, Mary-Rose Sattie, Betty Ann Canizio and David Annarummo. All of those have had a long history of intense personal & political opposition to Ms. Regina-Potter.
It's also interesting that another top BOE official, Diane Haslett-Rudiano, is now suing to have Lucretia Regina-Potter removed as the Kings County Republican Party Secretary. Whether that suit was in any way related to Potter's complaints in July 2015 is something that needs to be put to Rudiano, when and if Diane Haslett-Rudiano appears to testify in any way in her own case.