Those who followed this blog back during the 2017 campaign to change the city’s charter to a city manager form will remember the many dubious actions its advocates employed. The most egregious was a fake survey engineered by the Skidmore Political Science Department which I chronicled in:
During that same campaign they created a fake Facebook page. The group opposing the proposed charter called itself Saratoga Springs Success. So the pro charter leadership put up one called Success Saratoga Springs.
This year the opponents to charter change set up a group called Saratoga Works.
So the leadership of the pro charter group decided to go all in and set up multiple sites to divert people looking for information from Saratoga Works.
Here are the ones I have found so far.
This one uses Saratogaworks (by using the lower case for the “w”in works they were able to use the same name as the real Facebook page)
Here is a third one that combines the lower case “w” in works and the year 2020. It is apparently still under construction.
Two of the sites were created by Dillon Moran. Mr. Moran ran unsuccessfully against Skip Scirocco for Commissioner of Public Works and is a member of the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee.
This stuff is really not very serious. Most people seeking information for the real site will find it. This is a link to the real website for Saratoga Works
Whatever minor mischief they may successfully create will be offset by the further erosion of their credibility.