Most of us have not yet been able to decipher the taped answers given by Board of Elections chairman John Ravitz to the questions put to him by Room Eight administrator Gur today.
So at this point it is difficult to pass judgment on the credibility of the Ravitz statements. Hopefully Gur will soon post an acceptable written transcript of the interview together with the original statements made by Ravitz to the Sun's Azi Paybarah on July 28th. At that time we will all be able to form a fair and educated assessment of this man's competence and integrity.
Meanwhile, two things should happen. John Ravitz should be removed immediately from the sensitive and important position of Board of Elections chairperson. If someone is empowered to do so, all the Board of Elections Commissioners should also be removed. And all of these individuals should be called in for investigation by both the Manhattan District Attorney and the Brooklyn District Attorney.
So what really happened at the Board of Elections the night petitions were filed, and shortly thereafter? These questions have been the subject of much debate (a la Maurice and Gate).
So we decided to take some of these questions directly to John Ravitz, BOE head honcho. And now, we leave the real deciphering to you...
(pls note: as always, we welcome commentary from any of the officials mentioned herein - either in the comments section or via email for direct publication)