Vichy Greens Attempt to Throw Out Senate Candidate DePasquale


Erie County Green Party Chairman Charley Tarr

The Erie County Green Party, led by Chairman Charley Tarr, is in court this morning attempting “to invalidate and cancel the voter enrollment” of James DePasquale, Jr., a registered Green who is the party nominee for New York State Senate in District 60.   SS-60 stretches from Grand Island to Brant along the lake and river shore.    The incumbent is Marc Panepinto who has chosen not to run for re-election.   Amber Small is the Democratic Party nominee, while County Clerk Chris Jacobs has the Republican and Conservative lines.   There are a whole bunch of other parties too, but they don’t mean much.   The attorney for the Tarr and the Green Party is Democratic Party attorney Frank Housh who was paid $1000 by Small’s campaign on August 9, 2016 as a “Legal Retainer”.   The Green voter who filed the complaint against DePasquale is Amanda Huber.   Ms. Huber was also paid $750 by Small’s campaign as “Wages” on August 15, 2016.


Huber alleged that Depasquale is not a true Green, but merely an operative of the dark forces of the Republican Party.   The Green Party committee charged with investigating the complaint concurred and Tarr brought the current proceeding.


Waiting for the Judge.   Charley Tarr is here.   I asked if Amber Small was financing his litigation, but he refuses to make any comment.   Attorneys Ralph Mohr and Jeremy Toth are here for the Erie County Board of Elections.  Jeffrey Voelkl is appearing for DePasquale.     Alan Bedendo, reporter for The Public, is here for some reason.  (Erie County Democratic Party Press Office?)

All parties met in the judge’s chambers and everyone left.   What happened?   Proceedings were held in judge’s chambers…….   After speaking with Republican Election Commissioner Ralph Mohr, we learned that the matter was never initiated properly by Green (Democratic Party) attorney Frank Housh.   Seems he never filed any of the papers necessary to start the action.   Judge Michalski has given Housh until next Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. to alibi his way out of this one.   Below you will find a copy of the first page of a properly filed Show Cause Order with supporting Petition, as well as the one from the Green Inquisition case.   See the difference?    Might be that “FILED” stamp.

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This case is going to be dismissed so fast that, to paraphrase the immortal words of Crash Davis from the movie Bull Durham, “I mean anything that leaves here that fast oughta have a damn stewardess on it, don’t you think?


Now I am beginning to understand why people are referring to Charley Tarr and Eric Jones as Vichy Greens.    They appear to be collaborating with their Democratic conquerors and financiers.

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1 Comment on "Vichy Greens Attempt to Throw Out Senate Candidate DePasquale"

  1. Tim von der Empten | September 16, 2016 at 2:04 pm |

    First off, I must say that I wish I was there to see Charley Tarr not have a comment. I remember having dealt with him on issues he had with Buffalo State students on Abbotsford, Bird and Tremont Streets. He told me he knew what he was talking about because people told him he should have gone to law school. I just shook my head. Good luck to the EC Dems and Tarr to win this case.

    And by the way Peter, Alan is not there on behalf of the EC Dems and The Public. Rather, he is looking for a new Ivory Castle to tell all the city folk how THEY should love because he knows better than us. This court room might just be the place he is settling on.

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