2020 Election Analyses

Wally Walters prepared these three papers analyzing the local election results. We are using them at the town and county levels to inform the strategy for future campaigns and the party’s rural messaging. I am encouraged by the Democratic candidate performance in Jay and Wilmington. There’s work to do in Essex County, notably in Moriah…

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Postcard Funding Notice

Recently the Jay Democratic Committee conducted a postcard mailing to certain registered voters in the Town of Jay. Upon an internal review of this mailing, it was found the mailing did not contain the required disclosure per New York State Election Law, Chapter 454 of the Laws of 2019.   We regret this error and…

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How to Connect with the Biden-Harris Campaign

The campaign hosted a NY Zoom meeting yesterday. The big takeaway was: if you want to defeat the incumbent president, don’t waste time arguing on social media, or even with friends. Divert that energy into a coordinated strategy. What can you do? Sign up for phone banking, text banking and postcarding here:https://newyorkforbiden2020.com/#signup

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New York for Biden

Biden’s campaign is ramping up here. Yesterday over 600 New Yorkers called in. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries led off with an update from Capitol Hill. The best part was his answer regarding Trump’s expulsion from the White House using Federal Marshals if he won’t go willingly on Jan 21. I thought the question wasn’t serious but…

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Post Primary

DES MOINES, IA - OCTOBER 08: Stickers are made available to voters who cast a ballot in the midterm elections at the Polk County Election Office on October 8, 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa. Today was the first day of early voting in the state. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

First off, Biden won the machine balloting in Jay, by a large margin. Same with Essex County. So far, we are unified with the national consensus. A bigger story may be mail-in balloting. The Board of Elections sent 2875 applications and received 1800 requests for absentee ballots. It’s a huge job to manually count each…

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Remember Non-virtual Meetings?

AAPOA Pavilion

UPDATE:  Schedule meeting will be held via Zoom. Back in the day, we had in-person JDC meetings. Then we Zoomed. Now, perhaps, we know enough to cautiously resume in-person meetings – but outside, where, combined with social distancing and common sense, there’s a low risk of virus transmission. The plan is to hold our June…

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Zooming Along…

We had a rousing Zoom meeting on Monday (thanks, Knut)  many attendees, almost an hour and a half! There will be a town board meeting tomorrow night (4-9) closed to the public but recorded and available on the Town of Jay’s website. Wally updated us on the Cobb campaign and the challenges of going virtual….

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Jay Dems Online

video conferencing

We meet monthly, typically the Monday at 6:00pm before the regular monthly Town of Jay meeting day. Our meetings are held at the Au Sable Forks Library …we’ll do our part to minimize transmission of the coronavirus. So our next JDC meeting is scheduled for May11th, 2020 at 6:00pm Online.

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NY’s Primary Election Postponed

Vote Box

Cuomo Postpones New York’s Primary Election From April 28 to June 23rd,, 2020 New York will postpone its April 28 presidential primary until June 23, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Saturday, buying time for the state to administer an election as it struggles to respond to the escalating coronavirus outbreak. “I don’t think it’s…

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