An Open Letter Addressing Mrs. Walter and Fellow Voters
By MATTHEW BURROWS

eHezi Bronxville, Campaign Trail, History, Law, People, Politics, Westchester County, NY, Yonkers, NY 54 Comments

Mrs. Walter and Fellow Voters

Open Letter

BRONXVILLE, NY and YONKERS, NY — November 21, 2019 — For the past several months you have relentlessly slandered my fathers name, spreading lies and tearing down a man who has devoted his life to the community. I am in no way trying to undermine your hard work and effort throughout this campaign process, but I just want the truth to be heard.

With that said, I would like to address this post where you claim that my father refuses to concede the election to you. For everyone reading this, I would like to inform you on the legislature election process: When an election is won, usually by a decisive margin, absentee ballots aren’t counted due to the fact that they do not carry any substance. However in the case of the election between you and my father, and the relatively minuscule amount of votes deciding the election, I think it is fair to say that all the votes matter. When there are approximately 500 votes to be counted and a margin of victory of 199, it is needless to say these votes carry enough substance to swing the election.

If that isn’t enough, I would like to mention that I am one of those absentee ballots. Being a college student who isn’t able to vote on Election Day, it has been a privilege of mine to vote for my father for the past 4 years. However, it truly sickens me when I hear you say my father “refuses to accept the will of voters” yet it appears my vote does not matter to you. We can sit here all day and voice our opinions, but I would like to voice the facts. This “nuisance lawsuit” that you claim is not an attempt by my father to take anything away from you, nor is it him being a “Sore Loser” as so many of you claim. Yet, it is rather an attempt to ensure a fair election where everyone’s voice is heard.

As much as my father claims that this is an uphill battle, it is a battle that is not fully over. This process of appealing the final counting of absentee ballots has occurred on numerous occasions, both by Democrats and Republicans. In saying this I would like to cite the races of Judge Daly vs. Judge Martinelli and Chuck Lesnick vs. Jim Castro-Blanco. For those of you who may not know, these two elections emulated the race between my father and Mrs. Walter to a tee. With both elections being decided by a relatively small amount of votes. However, in both cases the party who was originally defeated, eventually went on to win the election after requesting the absentee ballots be opened in front of a judge. Although this battle is surely a tough obstacle, it is a battle that is not over until the voices of all are heard. My father will continue to not give up until the voice of mine and so many others are heard, and to ridicule a man for this is something that everyone should be ashamed of.

eHeziAn Open Letter Addressing Mrs. Walter and Fellow Voters
By MATTHEW BURROWS

Comments 54

  1. There are illegal immigrants from Sarah Lawrence College who voted for Comrade Walters. Thi will be exposed. Where are Comrade Walters tax returns? She is paying off the books and not paying her sales tax.

    1. Tolls???? There are no tolls in Yonkers, so where would he be going? or any of them for that matter?

      It’s time to know how many have “city cars” and how much they cost us each year. No wonder we are broke….
      SpaNO just like Amigone and Spender, deadly to the taxpayer.

  2. Gordon is the laziest candidate
    It’s unfortunate that this witch won
    Hopefully Republicans will get there act together and take this seat back

    1. Do you understand what a euphemism is? SUNY Binghamton is a revered institution with renowned alumni and faculty. It’s uncharacteristic for an alum or student of such a respected university to have such poor writing skills. Maybe I should’ve been more direct. Your reading comprehension skills are lacking. You and Matthew should enroll in a college writing class together.

  3. When Gordon got caught blowing lines in a rest stop he should’ve been kicked to the curb then. Surprised he’s been a leech on the county for this long. The whole county legislature is a joke of a position.

  4. Matthew
    You wrote – slandered my fathers name, spreading lies
    This has been repeated over and over by your father’s posse.
    Yet, no one has said what they are.
    What are the slanderous statements and lies that she has made?

  5. Mike khader likes to talk about good government and ethics meanwhile his counsel Jeff Buss got a 80k contract approved last week and last night Jeff Buss held a fundraiser for him.
    Corruption at it’s best.

    1. This is the same Mike Khader who hires his family in his small council office? The Yonkers Ethics Board and Inspector General should be investigating that.

  6. It is certainly possible that some people voted twice. I did not see poll workers checking to ensure that early voters who had already voted, were not voting again. Gordon Burrows has the right to contest the election and he is asserting his right. I applaud him for doing so.

    Lets get the votes counted and decide who the winner is. I have and do support Gordon Burrows. If Ms. Walter becomes my legislator, I will support her where our values meet. I have no doubt she will work hard, as she demonstrated as much during the campaign. But, we must first count all the votes.
    Ron Matten

    1. Ron,

      The books were printed after the early voting period was completed to keep people from voting twice. Someone else in my household voted early and on Election Day their name wasn’t in the book.

      Gordon Burrows isn’t contesting an election. He’s literally standing in the way of it being properly counted. All of the absentee ballots he is whining about were going to be tabulated until he filed a lawsuit which automatically put a stop to the official count. If you don’t know of what you speak, it’s best to not speak at all.

      1. Why would Ron not knowing what he is saying matter to him?
        Look at his comment on Citizen’s United in article about NYS campaign finance reform.

        1. You are so right.
          The Board of Elections has also confirmed that 562 ETs from the moon voted for Ruth because they love cheese.
          What a maroon you are.

    2. Once again Ron Matten has a simplistic but wrong answer.
      The absentee ballots were supposed to be counted on Tuesday.
      Gordon stopped the vote.
      On the air, Gordon stated that he was not claiming there was anything nefarious.
      So – why did he stop the count of the absentee ballots.

      1. Your right. Matten is wrong about Walter working hard. She demonstrated lying and bad behavior during the campaign. She will do the same in the legislature. People voted twice and she knows it.

  7. Matt I’m sure your heart is in the right place, but unfortunately this letter is full of holes that ultimately don’t reflect a well-intentioned young man rather than a last ditch effort by an egomaniacal man who is incapable of conceding defeat, using his son as a pawn to submit this amicus brief in the court of public opinion.

    Matt buddy, your dad lost. The district your father represented has shifted demographically significantly in the past few years. Your father isn’t the first or last politician who will experience this blowback from voters, and Democrats won’t always have it this good either. Politicians are ultimately boats in the sea of change and there’s little that can be done in the face of these hyperbolic electoral tides. Let’s face the facts, shall we?

    You claim “For everyone reading this, I would like to inform you on the legislature election process: When an election is won, usually by a decisive margin, absentee ballots aren’t counted due to the fact that they do not carry any substance. However in the case of the election between you and my father, and the relatively minuscule amount of votes deciding the election, I think it is fair to say that all the votes matter. When there are approximately 500 votes to be counted and a margin of victory of 199, it is needless to say these votes carry enough substance to swing the election.”.

    This isn’t true. Yes, absentee ballots aren’t included in the unofficial quick tabulation that is made on the night or in the days after an election, however these votes must be tabulated for a race to be certified. Those votes were going to be tallied before your father put a wrench in the process via court injunction. In addition, the claim that this race is narrow enough to warrant a recount isn’t rooted in statistical fact. Winning by a 200 vote margin or 2% in a County Legislative race is a decisive victory. Such a margin wouldn’t trigger an automatic recount anywhere in America. It’s important to be statistically honest and recognize that this wasn’t 200 votes separating two candidates in a senatorial or gubernatorial race either. Also, your father would need to win a nearly impossible number of the absentee ballots to make up this deficit, when absentee ballots have historically helped Democratic candidates disproportionate to the turnout on Election Day.

    Also, you said “If that isn’t enough, I would like to mention that I am one of those absentee ballots. Being a college student who isn’t able to vote on Election Day, it has been a privilege of mine to vote for my father for the past 4 years.”

    If you are an undergraduate student at a four year university that is attending full time and has voted for your father for the last four years, how did you vote for your father in Fall 2019 if you began college in Fall of 2015 and completed your studies in the Spring of this year?

    Again this story is full of holes, a bad faith attempt to make an emotional appeal to voters in an attempt to delegitimize a straightforward process. The only reason I even believe this was written by a college student is from the atrocious syntax. Did you know your father is out there telling his supporters that Democrats voted twice? Is somebody who wants to erode the public’s trust in our elections simply because he didn’t win somebody we should have representing us in office? Someone who wants to burn the whole shebang down? Despite bad faith actors and electoral tricksters, voters spoke resolutely and said they didn’t want Gordon Burrows, who served in absentia for far too many years, in the County Legislature anymore.

  8. Your father stopped the vote.
    The absentee ballots were supposed to be counted Tuesday.
    Your father stopped the vote.
    Your father was reprimanded for his treatment of YOUR mother.
    Your father stopped the vote.
    Your father parks in his free legislator parking spot YET has not gone to one single budget hearing.
    Your father stopped the vote.
    Your father was arrested for snorting cocaine behind the wheel of a car.
    Your father stopped the vote.
    Your father’s campaign manager is a convicted felon.
    Your father stopped the vote.
    Did I mention that – Your father stopped the vote.

          1. Fred Polvere Is that cranky old guy whose screaming at the kids to get off of his lawn. In his case, he’s screaming about Scout Field. He’s in love with Ruth Walter, because they are cast from the same broken mold. Fred thinks he knows best, just like screaming Mimi.

  9. Wow – well said! If Walter is so confident she won, why is she objecting to this process? All ballots need to be counted — it’s not a done deal until they are. This passionate and well-written letter was inspiring to read on many levels.

  10. Assuming that Zehy was running the campaign, and Zehy most likely filled out the absentee ballots. Maybe that’s why Mr. Burroughs is so confident and wants all the votes counted!

    1. Notice the use of the words “assuming” and “most likely”- the defamation of character is unreal here yet this someone makes a statement but uses words to say he doesn’t know something definitively. Either this time around or in 2 years, Ruth Walter will be defeated and that’s a guarantee without using soft words like “assuming” and “most likely”

      1. Maybe I can clear this up for you: Zehy was undoubtedly running Gordon’s campaign. Might have changed his registration to a D, but we all know where his heart really is.

      2. the assumption that the newly elected Democratic Legislator will be defeated in two years is wishful thinking….The registration of republican voters in the district will continue to attrite while democrats will gain….No republican will be elected again THANKS DONALD TRUMP!

    1. What kind of privilege is it when you’re the third-generation scion of a faded political dynasty that is throwing an embarrassing public tantrum after not getting what he wanted for the first time in his life? What kind of privilege is it when someone gets re-elected 4 times after getting caught using cocaine while driving? Or allegedly violating an order of protection from his ex-wife three times? Or after not showing up to a single budget hearing and missing nearly half of the meetings he was required to attend in the county legislature? What’s that refrain about stones and glass houses again?

  11. there are 500 votes not counted and the margin is 200….For Burrows to catch up he would need to win the 500 vs by 200….350 to 150….So he would have to reverse the entire trend of the election and beat his opponent by 70% to 30%. Historically that is a mathmatical improbability though clearly nothing is impossible..Absentee ballots are ususally in line with the election results in terms of percentages and clearly Mr Burrows lost the election if only by a few per centage points…He cannot be expected in the count of the absentee ballots to recover the number of votes needed to over come a 500 vote lead. The number of votes in the other races cited by Mr Burrows were nowhere near what we see in this particular race..Having said all that all votes deserve to be counted and the election is not over until they are. Gordon Burrows is within his rights to wait until the election results are in period

  12. Your father should be very Proud! I know I am! My children are one reason I may not run for office even though I do want to. The dirty campaigns are sad and pathetic and the voters agree. Each candidate should be campaigning on their own merits! Period! Everyone of those absentee votes should be counted or someone held accountable! That is exactly how City Councilman Anthony Merante won! Young man, I stand with you and your father, as it is hard enough to get people to vote! If this got out to those that already begrudgingly vote it could be disastrous! A recent election was won by just 18000 votes in a city of 220,000! People are disgusted and feel that holding their vote is “punishing” the politicians! No! Many politicians want you to stay home and not vote!
    Please don’t stop and take this as high as you can! Give people like myself the courage to run for office!
    I stand here in support and no matter what some keyboard cowards might comment here know this, ” Your father already WON!” No matter what the election numbers ! He has you!

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