Plan To Vote, Just Don’t Tell Them! Electioneering Is Getting Very Intense. (VIDEO)

State Sen. Marty Golden and Andrew Gounardes

BAY RIDGE – Nearing the home stretch of the election cycle and things couldn’t be more entertaining in the race for the District 22 State Senate seat in Southern Brooklyn.

A Twitter account posing as State Sen. Marty Golden (@Marty4Senate is not his official twitter handle) accused his opponent of practicing dangerous campaign strategies after Andrew Gounardes campaign passed out fliers to help voters plan to get to the polls on election day.

“Bizarrely, the Gounardes campaign is asking our neighbors to announce when they won’t be home, and to share that information with strangers at their door,” said Michael Tobman, Golden spokesperson.

“Who knows how this information will be treated, or who will have access to it? We have gotten calls complaining about the questions being asked. Concerning the Gounardes assertion that the forms being circulated are for voters to keep in their homes – why would it ask for a home address? Don’t you think people know where they live?”

See the post here.

The Democratic candidate shot back with a Facebook LIVE post denouncing the allegations about 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, saying the paper left at residences is a “voter plan”  for voters to keep as a scheduling tool for the upcoming Nov. 6 election.

“If you hear comments, or you [see] post or you hear comments, or you hear things in the neighborhood about how Gounardes campaign is trying to take your personal information and come and rob you– just laugh it off because that could not be further from the truth,” Gounardes said via the Facebook post.

See the post here.

The two will face off again on during the Nov. 6 general election. How are you getting to the polls? Find your polling station here, and check if you are among the 200,000 voters in the city whose polling stations have changed locations, yet again.

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Kadia Goba

Former Politics Reporter for Bklyner, covering Brooklyn politics and Crown Heights/PLG/Bed Stuy. @kadiagoba

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