Skip to comments.Upstate Candidate's Hacking Claim in Fundraising Email Questioned
Posted on 10/07/2013 8:47:15 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
ITHACA, NY--Republicans are hoping to boost [Rep. Tom Reed] by battering his expected opponent, Martha Robertson, a Democratic legislator in Tompkins County, N.Y., for ...Robertsons vague and dubious claim in a fundraising email that unnamed Republican operatives had hacked her campaign site.
Our web manager just caught GOP ops trying to shut down my website! the September 30 fundraising email says. I cannot believe it!
They know we have less than 6 hours left to our major deadline at midnight! I need your help to fight back. Please click on the link below to help me reach our goal. We are just $6,520 short.
The email asked supporters to alert the campaign if the link to a fundraising form was not working.
Obviously if an attack like this happened, it would be a violation of federal law, Reed campaign manager Seth Wimer wrote. If such an attack did not happen, then Martha Robertson needs to explain why she was making false accusations in an attempt to raise campaign funds.
Robertsons campaign has yet to respond, despite pressure from local press. The campaign did not answer a request for information Monday.
A Washington lawyer tracking the case noted the lying in a campaign solicitation may be wire fraud.
"If Robertson was lying, she could have run afoul of 18 U.S.C. 1343," the attorney said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...
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Hey, she’s a demonRAT. OF COURSE she’s lying. That’s what demonRATs do!