Tompkins Co. GOP Files Complaint with Board of Elections Over Robertson E-Mail

(WETM-TV) – Tompkins County Republicans have filed a complaint with the New York State Board of Elections against Democratic Congressional Candidate Martha Robertson.

The Tompkins County GOP says Robertson violated a section of state Board of Elections law concerning the Fair Campaign Code with a fundraising e-mail she sent to supporters back in September of 2013 saying “GOP ops” had attempted to hack her website. The campaign originally announced it would hire an outside firm to look into the alleged hacking, but Robertson’s campaign later decided not to.

Her campaign responded to the complaint Saturday night. "While the attack on our website was real, this Republican complaint is a desperate smoke screen to distract the public from the problems of Congressman Tom Reed, who appears to have allowed a law firm controlled by his family to use his name and receive profits in clear violation of House ethics rules,” said Robertson Campaign Manager Jordanna Zeigler in an e-mailed statement.

Rep. Tom Reed’s campaign addressed claims about his law firm last weekend, and Martha Robertson called on him to release all correspondence between himself and the House Ethics Committee.

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