This afternoon, I interviewed independent candidate for governor, Gina Genovese. That video will be posted later today. Genovese told me that due to the death threats received by her designated running mate for Lieutenant Governor, she removed his name from the filing for his own safety. While the election law requires a two-person slate, Genovese is prepared to go to court should her petitions be denied. Details will be provided as they become available.
Even though threats against minority public figures are not new, one has to wonder whether this type of action is being normalized under a president who embraces white supremacy.