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Oct 22, 2018 5:07 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Zeldin Campaign Says Misleading Absentee Information Was A Printing Error

Oct 23, 2018 12:11 PM

A mailer sent out to thousands of Suffolk County residents by U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin’s office states the wrong deadline date for the return of absentee ballots in order for them to be counted—the second time in as many elections that the same error has occurred in the candidate’s mailings.

Absentee ballots must be postmarked no later than November 5—the day before polls are open on Election Day. Absentee ballots can be mailed to the Suffolk County Board of Elections or delivered to the correct polling place by another member of the household or another voter registered at that polling place.

A spokesman for Mr. Zeldin’s campaign said that the incorrect date on the mailers—which said the deadline was on Election Day, not the day before—was an error made at the printer, Bohemia-based PDQ Printing and Mail. The spokesman, Chris Boyle, said the error was caught by the campaign and corrected, but that the printing plant used an uncorrected version at the start of the printing run.

“A follow-up mail piece to the same recipients accurately only has the November 5 date on both sides,” Mr. Boyle said in an email on Monday. “Our emails, Facebook ads, website landing page, etc., have only referenced the November 5 date all along.”

The Republican incumbent’s spokesman said that the mailing was “small,” but would not specify how many 1st District residents the mailer was sent to. Mr. Boyle said that less than half of the incorrect mailers sent out had gone to Democrats.

A similar mailer sent out by Mr. Zeldin’s campaign in 2016 against Anna Throne-Holst made the exact same error, stating the date of the mailing deadline as Election Day and not the day prior.

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By xtiego (698), bridgehampton on Oct 22, 18 5:29 PM
SECOND TIME ? He does not deserve the job

By lo-cal (78), southampton on Oct 22, 18 9:17 PM
Outrageous. Intentional. Vote this dishonest, incompetent out.
By June Bug (2680), SOUTHAMPTON on Oct 22, 18 5:37 PM
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Why do Democrats get a special Wed. deadline for voting ? That’s not fair.
By even flow (1023), East Hampton on Oct 22, 18 6:16 PM
This exact thing happened last election and it was discovered because Democrats complained! Sleazy tactics from a dirty politician!
By hamptonsfinds (7), sag harbor on Oct 22, 18 8:35 PM
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Woohoo Rachel Maddow's lead tonight. She's reaming him, and asking how his constituents feel having a representative willing to deceive them. Not once, but twice. This should be grounds for a recall should he win.
By June Bug (2680), SOUTHAMPTON on Oct 22, 18 9:11 PM
Bad hombre...
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Oct 23, 18 1:23 AM
The first time - could be a mistake!
The second time - no way (unless Zeldin is a total moron).
He's just following the Trogg playbook in Georgia, Kansas, Texas, etc.
Zeldin is worried & desperate -- he'll steal NY01 if we don't pay attention!
By allpeoplecount (69), eastport on Oct 23, 18 3:13 AM
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Come on, Perry, jump on it. You haven’t been shy about anything else, and you should be all over this one. Hope they’re working on the TV ad right now and it goes up tomorrow. The emails should be going out right now. Signing off to check mine. Don’t mis
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Oct 23, 18 3:41 AM
Party first no matter what!!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Oct 23, 18 7:43 AM
So Republicans vote on Tuesday and Democrats vote on Wednesday.

Got it.
By even flow (1023), East Hampton on Oct 23, 18 6:15 AM
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Gershon is garbage and all he cares about is his pockets. Has no right to be running for a spot on Long Island. Vote for a vet like zeldin. Does Park Ave Perry consider himself native? Democratic Party is so laughable now days. Go meet your buddies at the border and let them in you losers.
By watchoutnow968 (56), Southampton on Oct 23, 18 6:39 AM
Zeldin is a vet who campaigned with Sebastian Gorka, a Trump advisor forced from his White House job by Trump’s Chief of Staff, John Kelly. Why would Kelly do that? Gorka was seen wearing a medal from Vitezi Rend a Hungarian group with historical links to Nazi Germany. So, who is garbage?
By number19 (111), Westhampton on Oct 23, 18 6:55 AM
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Gershon
By even flow (1023), East Hampton on Oct 23, 18 6:58 AM
Yeah, he is a vet-so what. The President he loves is a draft-dodger.
By tenn tom (259), remsenburg on Oct 23, 18 8:16 AM
Wow that was like reading the written version of the telephone game. So Zeldin is bad because he was seen with a guy who knew a guy who wore a pin that may have been connected to a guy who knew a guy whose cousin heard that that guy may have had a great uncle who did something bad 70 years ago. Great logic.
By localEH (427), East Hampton on Oct 23, 18 11:57 AM
Zeldin is proud of support from people who wear Nazi symbols. Is that simple enough for you?
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8265), HAMPTON BAYS on Oct 24, 18 7:25 AM
God forbid someone should wear something in tribute to their father... Regardless of the origin, who is anyone to criticize that? It's like us criticizing Elizabeth Warren for her Indian heritage because the Cherokee had incidents of massacres of innocent people.

Ignorantly ridiculous. When Gorka starts donning a Nazi swastika let us know.

By Po Boy (5299), Water Mill on Oct 24, 18 7:48 AM
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So we agree that it's of Nazi origin? Good.

I wouldn't wear SS bolts if my father had been a Nazi officer, would you?

The Cherokee rounded 6 million people up into death camps? That's news to me.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8265), HAMPTON BAYS on Oct 24, 18 7:52 AM
Lie and cheat your way to victory. It's the Trump way!
By johnj (1024), Westhampton on Oct 23, 18 9:31 AM
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It is inconceivable that Zeldin made the same error by spreading misinformation about when absentee ballots are due twice. And, if he did make the same error twice, then it indicates utter incompetence. Also, Zeldin's willingness to throw PDQ printing and Mail under the bus is disgusting. Before any printer runs a order the customer is sent a final proof that they sign off on. Take your pick, either Zeldin is incompetent or intentionally deceitful, no chance was the same "mistake" made twice.
By Aeshtron (431), Southampton on Oct 23, 18 11:12 AM
Zeldy - you never take responsibilty for anything. The printer got the wrong date-twice! You know nothing about the wrong lighthouse. That Quack robocall doctor who is claiming you voted to save our health insurance! A Trumpian lie. QED,
the Rose Garden pix of you and the Orange man doing a sword dance!
Bottom line:
1. You screwed us on HealthCare - quack or no quack making robocalls!
2. Now you are stealing our votes - right out of the Steve Bannon-Sebby Gorka
playbook!
By allpeoplecount (69), eastport on Oct 23, 18 11:14 AM
It is so funny watching the children have out of control tantrums on here. The fact is that Zeldin is going to win the election because he will simply have more votes. That's right - more votes. Meaning the majority of the people who live in our area agree with him and choose him to represent them. It really is comical seeing the heads explode of so many narcissists who think that their way of thinking is the ONLY way and that if everyone else doesn't think like them then we are ______ (fill in ...more
By localEH (427), East Hampton on Oct 23, 18 11:54 AM
Hey, bigfresh, you’re wrong. I’m far away from my laptop and hence can’t do a reply right under your post of 10/23 at 7:43 AM, where you say of me, “Party first, no matter what!!”

It ain’t so, as I’ve explained before. Yes, I post here in favor of Democrats, and yes, I’ve worked long and hard for the Democrats. That’s because I believe deeply in the Democratic program and goals as a general thing, though I don’t agree with every ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Oct 23, 18 12:14 PM
Wrong info like this is what happens when you use an English as a second language employee. A rather common problem these days when you try to give someone a break.
By themarlinspike (542), southampton on Oct 23, 18 1:09 PM
Is that what happened here or are you just blowing hot air like Zeldin?
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8265), HAMPTON BAYS on Oct 23, 18 1:32 PM
Reminds me of cake a coworker got to celebrate a recent birth:

It a boy!
By Po Boy (5299), Water Mill on Oct 24, 18 7:50 AM
BREAKING NEWS - Trump Dumps Pence; New Ticket is TrumpSayoc2020,
"Two crazy people for the price of one. Never in the history of our country has this happened," Trump marvelled.

By allpeoplecount (69), eastport on Oct 27, 18 6:40 AM
HAHAHHAHA ...how convenient !!!
By Mate (55), Southampton on Nov 1, 18 2:04 PM