I guess that Ms. Annabi overexaggerated the division between her and Tendy. It seems that the Republicans are one big, happy family now that they think Tendy will be our next DA. He could be. Primaries are such strange events. I think I saw that it was an 11% turnout of registered Republicans, and out of that, Mr, Tendy received about 266 more votes that the incumbent DA. But all it takes is 1. Sad to think that the nasty politics always win here. They have certainly harmed Mr. Levy.
Mathematically, the Republicans who are not Tendy fans, the Independence Party members, the Conservatives, the Democrats, and the unaffiliated voters could put Levy over the top easily. There is no doubt, though, that a major party line, especially Republican, in Putnam County, is a big leg up. So Annabi et al are playing those odds. Since Louie changed his party affiliation to be closer to Tendy, and Steve abandoned his long Democratic ties, they must believe that their fortunes lie with Tendy.
I guess there is no point in discussing all those aberrant political petitions, and I noticed that Tendy figured out how to do his campaign financial filings after hearing from Ms. Sugarman’s office. He has a Suffolk County consultant and printer, and he contributed $10,500 to his own primary campaign. There was also a payment to Brain Trust Productions, the company of a town employee.