Editor:

Forty-two days into Chris Jacobs’ six-month replacement of Chris Collins as the NY-27 Congressperson. Fifty-three days until we choose who represents us for the next two years. Jacobs’ performance during a pandemic in which 1,000 U.S. citizens per day are dying of Covid-19 (Center for Systems Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University), not in our favor.

Jacobs campaigned to “give President Trump an ally” (Twitter, 6/22/2020). This he has done. Jacobs voted to allow the Justice Department to use our tax dollars to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (HR-7617), no replacement healthcare plan in place.

Jacobs voted against funding the United States Postal Service to maintain the service upon which we are depending for communication, essential supplies, and voting during a pandemic (HR-8015).

Jacobs then claimed he had “made an unfortunate mistake and voted no instead of yes” on the Postal Service bill. When it comes to actual votes on the floor, Chris Jacobs is supporting his largest endorser in the June 23, 2020 Special Election, President Trump; not his constituents.

Register to vote by Oct. 9. Research Votes: https://clerk.house.gov/Votes/2020182. Research Mr. Jacobs’ opponent, Nate McMurray: Healthcare for Everyone; Infrastructure; Common Good; Leadership: GRNY27.com.

Vote early, starting Oct. 24.

Beth Wood

Barre

Johnson Newspapers 7.1