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Nov 9, 2016

Area Representative Dismisses Claims of Voter Fraud

Anthony “Boots” Martinez

Minister Anthony “Boots” Martinez took jabs at his political opponent, saying that Usher Junior is using the tactic of failed politicians. He says that the P.U.P. lacks the on-the-ground intelligence of what’s happening in Port Loyola. Boots won that division in the last election by less than eighty votes.


Anthony “Boots” Martinez, Area Rep., Port Loyola

“That failed candidate who can’t get off the ground. To start with, it is a non-starter. He had somebody object to forty-nine people on the voters list who had registered to various address over a period of years stemming from 1997 including one homeowner who still lives there. A person, who four of the people they are objecting to died already—one died fourteen years ago. And the grounds of objection is that they never lived there before. I don’t know weh kind of…and that’s why you could see why people like Mister Usher will never be able to win a constituency. They lost, lost, lost.”



“But hold on. If the people have died and they weren’t removed from the roll of voters in the regular course, as they should be, he is right to object because maybe you could use the name.”


Anthony “Boots” Martinez

“But the ground of objection is that they’ve never lived there before. They did not object on the grounds that the people died. The ground of objection is that they’ve never lived there before.”



“Sir, are you saying that your opponent lacks on the ground intelligence of what’s happening in the constituency?”


Anthony “Boots” Martinez

“Man, make I tell you something. Put it this way yah. Yo wah di fight fi this thing yah; that dah like yo let out…yo close the gate when the horse done get out. One year ago, he get trashed. But put it this way yah; I stand up for what I believe ina and dehn frivolous accusation against the people of Port Loyola.”

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