The Dutchess County Democratic Committee stands wholeheartedly with Beth Kangarlu, candidate for County Legislature, District 12.
"Beth is an honest, hard working, intelligent woman, exactly the kind of person needed in our County Legislature", said Elisa Sumner, Democratic County Chairwoman. "We are certain that the concern questioned was an innocent mistake and never an intent of fraud. Although Beth’s name will not appear on the Democratic line, she is in every way the Democratic candidate and her name will appear on the ballot in East Fishkill in November".
Despite Weiss’ attempts at character assassination, there is no legal standing for such comments. In a very similar case reported in the August 7, 2013 edition of the Poughkeepsie Journal, the Judge stated, "It would be fair to characterize her as ‘naive’ so far as the intricacies of election law, however, it would likewise be unfair to label her as someone who committed fraud".