Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap up discusses our upcoming day in court, the Party’s leadership, Cuomo’s blood money and our upcoming event on May 26.

Conservative Party’s Day in Court

Next week, we have our first conference with the Judge and related parties regarding our complaint that the New York State Legislature and Governor exceeded their authority when the Legislature approved and the Governor signed into law legislation that extended universal absentee ballots through 2021.

The State Constitution outlines who is eligible and the process in which to obtain an absentee ballot.  Any change must be through the approval of a State Constitutional amendment by the voters on election day. If that is the will of the voters, then and only then, should it become law.

Check back for regular updates as it is certain there will be much to report as our complaint moves forward.

Party Leadership

 I am happy to announce at last Saturday’s meeting of the State Executive Committee, two longtime party leaders were promoted, and a longtime political activist in Central New York joined the committee.

Regional Vice Chairman Jim Thomas of Broome County was elevated to full Vice Chairman, Madison County Chairman Chris Kendall can now add Regional Vice Chairman to his impressive list of Party roles. Additionally, Tom Dadey, a former Vice Chairman of the State GOP and longtime Onondaga County GOP Chairman has joined the Conservative Party. He was elected to a position of State Executive Committee member.

The State Executive Committee of the Conservative Party makes policy for the Party when the State Committee is not in session.  It also issues authorizations of all multi-county candidates and recommendations to the State Committee for all statewide offices. The Committee creates our annual legislative platform as well as approves the bills that are used in our annual ratings.

Congratulations to all.

Cuomo Cashes in On Tragedy

 New York governors aren’t supposed to get rich from serving in office, but that’s exactly what Governor Andrew Cuomo got last year from his official duties —stinking rich — just as the Conservative Party has been saying for months.

The estimated $5.1 million that Cuomo received for his book, ‘American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic,’ is blood money: Cuomo and his cohorts in state government proactively concealed thousands of Covid-19 nursing home deaths as the book contract was being signed to further the myth that Cuomo was infallible in all things Covid-19. He was not, and early mistakes made by him should have been properly reported to the public, even if that would have killed the book deal.

This $5.1 payment represents a sickening abuse of power. How Cuomo can keep even a dime of the money is beyond us.

Governor Cuomo is the American crisis as I discuss here

Have you sent in your RSVP to our upcoming Spring Reception this Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at the ’76 House in Tappan, NY?  This is the first time since COVID-19 hit that we have been able to gather with our supporters and friends and I truly hope I will see you there.  For more information click here.

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