THE FOLKS SCHEDULING A “KINGS COUNTY REPUBLICAN CONVENTION” FOR NOVEMBER 4th ARE VIOLATING LOCAL AND STATE GOP RULES, --- AND --- A NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT ORDER
There are at least some reports (news media and from some of my individual sources inside the undisputed duly-elected Kings County Republican Party Organization) indicating that there is some kind of unlawful conspiracy between Brooklyn GOP State Senator Marty Golden, his handpicked gunzel to be Brooklyn GOP County Leader, lawyer Theodore Ghorra, the Staten Island GOP Chairman John Antoniello and NYS Republican Chairman Edward Cox to schedule another one of Marty Golden’s rump-style Republican conventions. Right off the bat, calling this gathering to order as a Kings County Convention is in violation of the Brooklyn Republican County rules, the New York State Republican Party Rules (sorry folks, even as recently amended) and the current binding order of New York State Supreme Court Justice Edgar Walker. The main and most open act of that unlawful conspiracy, another of Marty Golden' swag Brooklyn GOP conventions, appears to be scheduled for November 4th (See e.g., “Brooklyn GOP Day Of Reorganizational Reckoning Is At Hand” by Staff Writer, 10/26/16, Kings County Politics (Blog)/ Brooklyn Politics [http://www.kingscountypolitics.com/brooklyn-gop-reorganizational-meeting-set-nov-4/]).
According to the “Kings County Politics” report, cited above --- “Fireworks between Brooklyn’s fractured Republican Party members will be flying hotter than the fourth of July come Friday, Nov. 4…. That’s the day New York State Republican Party Chair Edward F. Cox set for the Kings County Republican Party Committee organizational meeting to elect officers including a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer…. Cox also ordered Richmond County Republican Chair John Antoniello, to preside over the meeting…. Cox set the meeting on the order and decision of Kings County Supreme Court Judge Edgar G. Walker, who ruled for a do over of the September 30, 2015 Brooklyn GOP reorganizational convention to elect a county chair and members of its Executive Committee….”
My sources have indicated to me that there are some real problems with some of what that report says. Even though Golden, Ghorra, Cox and Antoniello might be trying to set up a meeting, it is not being conducted pursuant to either the Brooklyn or State Republican Party rules. More important, it appears to be in complete violation of an order issued by the Supreme Court Justice with jurisdiction over the disputed Brooklyn Republican Convention(s), Edgar Walker, JSC.
Thus, not only is Ed Cox’s attempt to take over the Brooklyn process an ultra vires act in the performance of his duties as the New York State Republican Chairman, it is in apparent violation of an existing NYS Supreme Court Order governing all the matters at hand, including things like who is supposed to be conducting the upcoming Brooklyn GOP convention.
The November 4th gathering of some elected members of the GOP County Committee AND OTHERS at the Baron DeKalb K of C Hall will probably only attract the Marty Golden faction of the Brooklyn GOP and Golden's allied officious interlopers. --- Everybody else that I spoke to, who are now undisputed elected members of the Kings County Republican Committee, indicated that they will most likely treat the Golden-Cox-Antoniello meeting as a nullity and take any business purportedly conducted there back to Justice Walker in due course.