Bramson and Borgia slam County Republican plot to disenfranchise nuns, suppress the vote

At a press conference and rally outside Ossining Town Hall this morning, Democratic County Executive Candidate and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson joined County Legislator Catherine Borgia in condemning a recently defeated attempt by the Republican Party to disenfranchise a convent of nuns in Ossining. The effort, led by self-proclaimed Tea Party candidate Peter Tripodi with the full support of Westchester County Republican Chairman Doug Colety, was defeated in court yesterday.

Rob Astorino has wholeheartedly endorsed Mr. Tripodi, and was holding a rally on his behalf on the very same day Mr. Tripodi was arguing in court to disenfranchise the Maryknoll Sisters.

“Rob Astorino and his Tea Party allies are pushing the same voter suppression tactics we’ve seen from the national Republican Party,” said Mayor Noam Bramson. “There are some complaints that the Fair Campaign Practices Committee can rule on, but when you try to stop nuns for voting where they have lived for a century, you’d better be worried about a higher authority.”

“Trying to gain a political advantage at the expense of the Maryknoll Sisters was utterly disgraceful ” said Legislator Borgia. “Peter Tripodi should be ashamed of himself for trying to suppress the votes of these wonderful women who’ve dedicated their lives to service. There’s no place for this type of dirty tricks politicking in Westchester, particularly at the expense of the Maryknoll Sisters”