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The Voters Spoke

Working Families Party leaders have circulated a letter requesting voters to totally disregard the results of the June 25 Working Families primary — a slap in the face for every registered Working Families Party member who voted in the primary.

The June 25 primary happened because Working Families Party members signed an “Opportunity To Ballot Petition,” which was inspected and approved by the Suffolk County Board of Elections. This gave Working Families Party members an opportunity to either vote for the candidate listed in print on the ballot or to physically write in a candidate of their choice.

Prior to the primary, other candidates attempted to seize this opportunity and took time to campaign throughout the Town of Southampton, seeking support and requesting voters to “write in” their names. In fact, other political party members were active in posting and soliciting support for their candidate as a write-in.

The voters spoke — and now the Working Families Party is trying to undo the democratic process of an open and fair primary election, one which all candidates participated in and sought to take advantage of.

Charles McArdle

Hampton Bays

Mr. McArdle is on the November 5 ballot as the Working Families Party candidate for Southampton Town Board — Ed.

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