SHERMAN – An anonymous postcard that’s been circulating in the Sherman area may cause the Republican party to lose the election for the County Legislature District 18 seat.
According to an article in today’s post journal, a postcard has been mailed out to residents in the Sherman area, urging them to write-in the name of Fred Croscut for the District 18 seat. Croscust the Sherman legislator who lost the September Republican primary to David Himelein of Findley Lake. The two currently serve on the legislature but due to the downsizing of the panel, were put into the same district.
With the victory in the primary, Himelein advanced to face Democratic candidate Ed Carutis of Sherman. But a postcard urging voters to write-in Fred Croscut’s name has been circulating in the Sherman area, although no one has come forward to claim responsibility. Croscut himself has said he has nothing to do with the postcard and is supporting Himelein in the race.
However, a successful write-in campaign could split the republican vote in the district, and open the door for a victory for the Carutis and the Democratic party.
The head of the county GOP committee is urging his party members in District 18 to disregard the postcard and support the candidate who’s name appears on the ballot.