On that matter of cottage owners registering to vote in Cape Vincent in order to influence local elections over the wind issue.
I was talking today to a Watertown resident who has a camp in the Cape he seldom, if ever, goes to anymore but he had registered there to vote this year. What I was told is that people came to him and ask him to re-register just for this year's election. That would suggest the anti wind crowd went down the rolls of property owners and talked more than one person into this.
The question becomes a technicality, but there is a core point. Do voting rights derive from property ownership or residency, as measured by whether one has any tangible tie other than a deed ?
Its an interesting debate, and in most cases, as long as you vote in one place, there is little consequence.
However, an organized effort to recruit property owners means anyone who happens to own a parcel with a 9-1-1 address could be a voter. Seems a little over the line.
It would be a good enterprise piece for the MSM to review those voter rolls.