Republicans Complain Democrats’ Alleged Attempt To Mislead Voters
From El Vocero:
Ricardo Aponte, executive director of the Republican Party on the Island, said that yesterday at a press conference held by the Democratic Party, Juan Eugenio Hernández Mayoral said that “only voters registered with the Republican Party of Puerto Rico can exercise their right to vote. The 384,578 Democrats who voted in 2008 will not be able to vote in the Republican primary on Sunday “(sic).
“All eligible voters in Puerto Rico can take part in the Republican primary and join the Republican Party in this polling. There is a prerequisite of membership and to say otherwise is to try to confuse the electorate,” said Aponte.
“The Hernández brothers carry on for weeks with their demagoguery on a radio show at noon launching such falsehoods. They seem so concerned about the Republican primary to resort to using this kind of demagoguery. Now we understand why they were rejected by their own electorate and none of them appear on the ballot in 2012, “said Aponte.
“Both have talked about how the Republican Party is a private club, when in fact the Democrats in Puerto Rico are the ones who meet in dark rooms and move the goal posts. Turns out Juan Eugenio is the Secretary of the Democratic Party; it seems that he was appointed at the last-minute to send the statement,” he said.
“The Republican Party has over 1,400 delegates at the island level, and they have their regular visits and meetings. The real ‘Wine and Cheese Club’ is their game,” said Aponte.