One Saratoga was set up during the 2019 local election as a non-partisan group supporting a bi-partisan slate of candidates. They supported Meg Kelly (D), Michelle Madigan (D), and Robin Dalton (R). During that election the same people who are now advocating for charter change opposed these candidates and created websites with names similar to One Saratoga in order to ambush people seeking information on One Saratoga’s site.
I previously reported about the pro-charter advocates use of websites mimicking the charter opponents’ Success and Saratoga Works sites.
One Saratoga is not involved in the current conflict over charter change. Cynically, the pro-charter people have re-activated their fake One Saratoga Facebook pages to act as vehicles to promote the proposed charter. They are, in effect, hi-jacking One Saratoga once again.
Is this the ethical standard that people who allege themselves to be progressive now embrace? What does it say about these people that they would try to fool people into thinking that One Saratoga is pro-charter?
This is a brief video from Courtney DeLeonardis, who is the former chair of the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee and the chair of One Saratoga, warning the public about what are in effect Trojan sites.