BREAKING NEWS: Smith Congressional Campaign Reports Apparent Death Threat
Goshen, NY January 16, 2020
The Mr. Smith for Congress Campaign reports today that at 6:22 PM last night, Wednesday January 15, the candidate received an apparent death threat. The threat was made to a voicemail account of the campaign and stated “Thursday Thursday Dead Dead dead.” (See attached). The campaign has contacted the NY Office of the FBI and reported the threat. In response Smith stated “Although I imagine this is not uncommon in politics, it is nonetheless disconcerting to receive one.” He also expressed concern that “it is merely another example of the lengths to which people will go to silence others in the political arena, along with driving people from the public square, and even governmental efforts to essentially bar 3rd parties from the electoral process as is being considered in the State1”. Scott Smith is an independent candidate running in NY’s 18th Congressional District, which is composed of Orange, Putnam, Northern Westchester, and Southern Dutchess Counties. For more information email the campaign at MrSmithForCongress@gmail.com.
Mr. Smith for Congress P.O. Box 354 Goshen, NY 10924 (FEC Identification #: C00565465)