Statement From New York State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar On Court Ruling Over Absentee Ballot Voting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bill O’Reilly, 212-396-9117
[email protected]
October 21, 2022

Brooklyn, NY – “The New York State Conservative Party commends today’s State Supreme Court decision that rightly preserves Election Day voting as an option for absentee ballot voters. Absentee ballot voters have had the right to amend their votes on Election Day for decades, and cynical attempts by Governor Hochul and the Democrat Party to strip them of those rights were wrong. This decision helps uphold the integrity of the electoral process, a major victory for New York voters and the rule of law.”

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Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap up discusses our 60th Anniversary Reception, big November wins on the horizon, early voting dates and the need for volunteers for early voting and election day.

2022 Fall Reception

Our Fall Reception marking the Party’s 60th Anniversary was a great success. We returned to the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle; a beautiful venue nestled on the waterfront.

We were honored to have Newsmax’s White House Correspondent, John Gizzi, as our Ronald Reagan Journalism Award recipient and Larry Kudlow as our featured guest speaker.

The gathering, coming on the heels of excellent statewide and local polling, was highly energized. You could feel the momentum in the room. US Senate candidate Joe Pinion, Attorney General candidate Michael Henry and Comptroller candidate Paul Rodriquez each took a few moments to deliver remarks. Gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin was a part of every conversation from the podium to the reception floor. We are just 18 days away from saving New York. We must keep this momentum moving in the right direction.

It was also very clear that Chairman Emeritus Mike Long, the Chairman for almost half of the party’s history, was on many minds, as one would expect at the 60th Anniversary event. It was a fine evening remembering Mike and telling the story of the Conservative Party’s history and his enormous role in it.

It has been an honor for me to chair the Conservative Party these past few years. I am keenly aware of the history that brought us to where we are today. It is my sincere hope that in 2022 we will write a new page for a great political party and a fine group of people who make the party what it is today.

Big November Wins on the Horizon

News coming out of Washington indicates late summer/early fall numbers that showed momentum for Conservatives and Republicans had slowed, or even stopped, have returned to levels not seen in decades.

The US Senate is once again in play for the GOP with places like Pennsylvania and Arizona showing great promise. The House always expected to move into GOP control looks like it could once again see large Republican/Conservative gains.

In New York I expect to see 9, 10 or even 11 Republican/Conservative members of Congress. Currently, that number sits at 8.

The State Senate is poised to see many GOP/Conservative gains as well. And a shocker for many is the likelihood that the Assembly Republicans will see their greatest number of wins since 1994.

As much as the strong efforts of our party and its candidates are responsible for the pending gains, much credit should also, sadly, go to the Democratic Party. Their policies and candidates who gave us out of control inflation, unsafe streets, porous borders and a foreign policy that has made the United States unable to project the influence of a great power, have led to a New York State and America clearly on a decline. Look no further than the New York Post article in which a City Hall staffer admitted the Eric Adams Administration has no idea what to do with illegal immigrants flooding into NYC.

It is my continued ask that we do not get complacent, we must work hard and get out every single vote either through Absentee Ballot, Early Voting, or on Election Day November 8th. We’re almost there!

Early Voting October 29 through November 6

Early voting as you know is in person voting. Our voters should take advantage of this nine day opportunity to cast their vote early. It helps ensure our vote is coming out in large numbers. To win in New York State we need every person who thinks the way we do, or believes the state is heading in the wrong direction, to get out and vote!

If we lose, it will be because we did not vote. Conservatives and Republicans who don’t vote do one thing—elect Democrats. The Democratic Party has such a large voter advantage, we cannot afford to leave votes on the table. Of course, if for some reason you do not vote early, make sure you make a plan for you and your family to vote on November 8th.

Early Vote and Election Day Volunteers

If you are not already committed to local Conservative Party efforts, I ask you to contact the State Conservative Party at 718-921-2158 or by E-mail at [email protected] in order for us to make you part of our final GOTV and ballot security efforts.

Of course, you will be assigned to your local community. The point simply being that we need to get the vote out and can take no chances with the integrity of our elections.

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/ In CPNYS NEWS / By Gerard Kassar / Comments Off on Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap up discusses our 60th Anniversary Reception, big November wins on the horizon, early voting dates and the need for volunteers for early voting and election day.

NY’s Attorney General Leticia James is the quintessential democratic candidate

Michael Goodwin’s column on Wednesday:  Lee Zeldin has real shot to defeat Kathy Hochul in modern David vs. Goliath showdown. Mr. Goodwin notes in his column that “… something important has happened on the way to Hochul’s expected coronation. More and more, voters are waking up to the fact that one-party Democratic rule in Albany has been a complete disaster.”

“Don’t let Hochul buy your vote with your own money. Teach Kat a lesson and cast your ballot for Lee Zeldin.”  Hochul’s most insulting bid to buy your vote with your own money.

NY’s shakedown of health-care providers is more pay-to-play that won’t help state

With race tightening, Attorney General Letitia James now says bail reform needs second look. Really, isn’t it amazing how a candidates’ stance changes when they read the tea leaves.

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The Myth of the Nonviolent Drug Offender

NYC homeless in run-down conditions just yards away from tent city outraged over plush migrant amenities

Stacey Abrams Claims Abortion Access Could Relieve Inflation Woes. This woman must be the most ill-informed person in politics, or at least a close second to AOC.

Diner owner asks police to investigate phony political mailing

CDC Panel Votes to Add Covid-19 Vaccine to Recommended Childhood Schedule. Parents:  Please discuss with your pediatrician and research for yourself before your child has the vaccine. Recommended is not mandated…yet.

The Green Energy Profiteering Scam/”Green” Profits Can Only Rise if Citizens’ Freedoms Fall

Biden’s Failed Election Stunt in Saudi Arabia

Biden defends US oil reserve release to fight rising gas prices before midterms: ‘Not politically motivated’

Has the Biden Admin ‘Not Stopped Or Slowed’ US Oil Production?

Biden Deserves What He’s Going to Get on the Economy

Exclusive: On Abortion, Voters View Democrats as More Extreme Than Republicans by Two to One

Biden Announces Codifying Roe Will Be His Top Legislative Priority If Democrats Sweep Midterms

Biden Reveals Support for Federal Abortion Fund that the Hyde Amendment would seem to prevent. However, the Hyde Amendment is passed every year and even more reason to vote for pro-life republicans and turn the House to a republican majority on November 8, 2022. Read more about the Hyde Amendment here:  The Hyde Amendment and Coverage for Abortion Services

Biden’s Iranian Nuclear Obsession

Local gov’ts paying more for cyber insurance.

Parents of children in college should read this:   Empty Platitude, or Litmus Test?

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Frank Robinson once said, “close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.” We need your help to FIRE Kathy Hochul.

Bloodbath bail reform not dangerous enough … this new Hochul crime law is an outrage

Another poll shows Lee Zeldin gaining on Kathy Hochul three weeks before election

And yet another poll:  Neck and neck: Zeldin trails Hochul by just 4 points in gov race, major poll finds

Turn the heat up; now is not the time to believe we are on the verge of FIRING Hochul. We must continue to talk to our friends and family and make certain they get out and vote on November 8, 2022. Donate, if you can, volunteer to make phone calls, walk your neighborhood and do everything you can to Save Our StateYou are the only one who can FIRE Hochul. Don’t wake up on November 9 and wish that you had done more!!

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Do doctors still take the Hippocratic Oath? Apparently, many do not, or just like so many people nowadays, they just do as they please. Always hungry for more organs, transplant surgeons are exploiting — and illuminating — the different standards for determining death.

An interesting column:  Is Artificial Intelligence Going Down the Path of Nuclear Weapons?

/ In CPNYS NEWS / By Shaun Marie / Comments Off on Frank Robinson once said, “close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.” We need your help to FIRE Kathy Hochul.

Governor Hochul’s Hutzpah displays itself again and again and again…

How Kathy Hochul is ‘bribing’ her way to election — with nearly $1 billion of your money

This excuse is even lamer as a second grader telling the teacher, “The dog ate my homework.” Hochul shifts blame to Legislature for nearly $1 billion in taxpayer-funded pot she’s using to ‘buy’ election

Janice Dean writes: I believed Hochul, but her probe of COVID nursing-home deaths in New York is ‘damn’ late

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If you have friends and family sitting on the fence about voting for Lee Zeldin and Alison Esposito, give them this Bob McManus column to read:  Crime, the economy, more: Why moderates must choose Zeldin over Hochul

This will only become a bigger and bigger problem if we don’t use our voting power to change the direction our state is heading.  ‘Coke’ dealers boldly peddle drugs on sidewalks of Broadway.

This race is ours to win:  New York governor race between Gov. Hochul and Rep. Zeldin tightens to ‘toss up’.  It isn’t to late to get involved, three weeks is a long time in election cycles; click here to help elect Lee Zeldin and Alison Esposito.  Vote on the Conservative Line for all our candidates, it sends a message that you support financial responsibility and the values CPNYS stands for.

You’ll decide the race for State Comptroller, the state’s money-manager, in next month’s election.

Independent Women Swing Hard Toward GOP Despite Democrats’ Abortion Push

While this is good news, now is the time to turn up the efforts!  Republicans Are In the Lead To Take Back Congress.  Every state in our Union must be prepared for dirty tricks before, after and during the expanded election days.  Mail-in Ballots Just Became a Legal Problem for Pennsylvania…Again

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Joe Biden ‘was aware’ and potentially ‘involved’ in son Hunter’s crony business dealings: Whistleblowers

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CHAIRMAN KASSAR’S WEEKLY WRAP UP DISCUSSES THE 2022 LEGISLATIVE RATINGS, OUR 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ON TUESDAY, THE 18TH AND TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE TO SAVE OUR STATE

The Conservative Party Releases their 2022 Legislative Ratings

The Conservative Party congratulates Senators Jordan, Lanza, O’Mara, Ortt and Tedisco and Assembly Member Manktelow on their 100% ratings.

Keeping with its tradition, the Conservative Party tracked legislation throughout the session, issued support and opposition memos on pending legislation, and determined, at an executive committee meeting, which key issues best represent the direction of the state. The legislation considered comprise a variety of issues including, but not limited to criminal justice reform, infringement on our 2nd Amendment rights, radical green programs, and pro-life issues that affect the lives of all New Yorkers. “We believe that it is necessary to keep the public informed of key votes and let the taxpayers be aware of how elected officials spend our hard-earned money. Every bill is reviewed, and then we narrow them down to 25 specific bills to give voters a fair assessment of what transpires in Albany,” said Gerard Kassar, State Chairman. “As people go through the bills used this year it shows New Yorkers how out of touch the Democratic leaders of legislature are with the average citizen; many are costly, sometimes unwarranted, and a few will show how they try to help New Yorkers,” said Kassar. The full release and the ratings can be viewed here.

We’ve come a long way since 1962; Come help us Celebrate!

Our 60th Anniversary Reception featuring keynote speaker, Larry Kudlow, and our guest of honor, John Gizzi is just 4 days from today! If you haven’t purchased your ticket(s) yet, please visit us on our website to purchase your tickets today. I eagerly await seeing and greeting everyone in New Rochelle on Tuesday, October 18th as we gather to celebrate our honorees and rally to get out our vote and elect Lee Zeldin this November.

Today is the last day to register to vote in the November 8th Election.

 Click here to be certain that you are registered to vote and if not get to any state agency or County Board of Elections  TODAY to register.  Has anyone in your family recently turned 18? If so, be certain that they make their voice heard in the upcoming elections.

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/ In CPNYS NEWS / By Gerard Kassar / Comments Off on CHAIRMAN KASSAR’S WEEKLY WRAP UP DISCUSSES THE 2022 LEGISLATIVE RATINGS, OUR 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION ON TUESDAY, THE 18TH AND TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE TO SAVE OUR STATE

Hochul has Hutzpah

Hochul has Hutzpah! Gov. Kathy Hochul says Joe Biden won’t ‘take ownership’ of NYC migrant crisis.  Governor, please explain to all New Yorkers how this is any different from the fact that you do not “take ownership” of the crime in our streets due to your refusal to bring the Legislature back to address the criminal justice “reforms” that have led to a surge in crime through a revolving door system that allows criminals to roam as they please.

You cannot Save Our State if you do not vote;

you cannot vote if you are not registered to vote;

October 14, TOMORROW, is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER.

Not sure if you are registered to vote? Click here.

MAIL REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Section 5-210(3))
Applications must be postmarked no later than October 14, 2022 and received by a board of elections no later than October 19, 2022 to be eligible to vote in the General Election.

IN PERSON REGISTRATION (N.Y. Election Law Sections 5-210, 5-211, 5-212)
You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the General Election, your application must be received no later than October 14, 2022. If honorably discharged from the US Military or have become a naturalized US Citizen after October 14, 2022, you may register in person at the Board of Elections up until October 29, 2022.

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Green Goblin gang shows how brazen criminals are in Kathy Hochul’s New York a month before election. “And when Hochul, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and every single legislator who voted for the “reforms” are just fine with that — with an election less than a month away — hope for positive change probably in the wind.”

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Joe Biden just interfered in Hunter’s prosecution on national TV

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CONSERVATIVE PARTY RATES 2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION Five Senators Scored 100%; One Assembly Member Scored 100%

For Immediate Release
October 13, 2022
Contact:  Shaun Marie
518-356-7882
www.cpnys.org   @cpnys

             Brooklyn, NY – The Conservative Party’s 2022 legislative ratings are available below and on the Conservative Party’s website today to help voters in New York State know what direction the state has been heading and how their legislator voted on 25 key issues.

The Conservative Party congratulates Senators Jordan, Lanza, O’Mara, Ortt and Tedisco and Assembly Member Manktelow on their 100% ratings.

Keeping with its tradition, the Conservative Party tracked legislation throughout the session, issued support and opposition memos on pending legislation, and determined, at an executive committee meeting, which key issues best represent the direction of the state. The legislation considered comprise a variety of issues including, but not limited to criminal justice reform, infringement on our 2nd Amendment rights, radical green programs, and pro-life issues that affect the lives of all New Yorkers. “We believe that it is necessary to keep the public informed of key votes and let the taxpayers be aware of how elected officials spend our hard-earned money. Every bill is reviewed, and then we narrow them down to 25 specific bills to give voters a fair assessment of what transpires in Albany,” said Gerard Kassar, State Chairman. “As people go through the bills used this year it shows New Yorkers how out of touch the Democratic leaders of legislature are with the average citizen; many are costly, sometimes unwarranted, and a few will show how they try to help New Yorkers,” said Kassar.

The overall Senate ratings have consistently dropped since the Democrats took total control. In 2018 the average was 55%, in 2019 the average was 40%, in the COVID-19 shortened session of 2020 the Senate rated a meager 35%; in 2021 they went up 1% to 36% and this year the overall Senate rating inched up to 38%. In 2018 the Democratic Senate average was 41%, in 2019 the democratic average plummeted to 14%; it slightly improved to 17% in 2020, in 2021 democrats averaged a mere 9%, this year Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins oversaw an uptick of 4% to 13%. Republican Senators, led by Senator Rob Ortt saw a 1% drop to decrease to 92%, down from last year’s 93%. The 2019 average was 71%. Conservative endorsed legislators in the Senate kept their average at 90%.

The Assembly’s overall rating stays at 36% for the third year in a row. In 2018 their rating was 42%. The Democrats in the Assembly average inched up to 15%, after last years’ rating of 14%, which in 2019 was 19%. In 2018 it was 28% and in 2017 a mere 17%. The 43 Republican Assembly members, under the leadership of Assemblyman Will Barclay, averaged 88% down slightly from 89% in 2021 which was up from 79% in 2020. Conservative Party endorsed Assembly Members averaged 87%, down 1% from last year; but still significantly higher than the 79% in 2020.

As noted, the Conservative Republican alliance has the best interest of all New Yorkers when it comes to every day “kitchen table issues,” like crime, inflation and responsible caring for our planet.

We encourage voters to review the ratings and contact their legislators to let them know they are doing an excellent job or in the cases where the average is low, to let them know that you will vote accordingly. New York needs to reestablish a friendly place for entrepreneurs to open businesses and most importantly to create new jobs for those who have been forced out of work because they did not get the COVID-19 vaccine. The current trends adopting progressive ideology – as noted by the numbers — only increases an exodus from New York; families want a safe place to live, and a resurgence of business opportunities that made New York the beacon of hope and prosperity.

2022 descriptions of Assembly Bills
2022 Assembly Ratings Website
2022 descriptions of Senate Bills
2022 Senate Ratings Website

If you have a problem downloading, check the website or give us a call 718-921-2158 or 518-356-7882 for a copy.

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