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Saratoga GOP announces, then cancels, Stefanik-related hate event.

Last week Rep. Elise Stefanik announced the “MASSIVE NEWS” that a rally would take place on August 25 featuring Scott Presler, an anti-Muslim activist who called the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capital the “largest civil rights protest in American history”. The Saratoga GOP was highlighted as a sponsor of food and drink. After widespread public outrage, including protests from all 12 county Democratic chairs in Stefanik’s district and a counter event in Congress Park, the rally was called off. County GOP chair Carl Zeilman told the Times-Union the cancellation was COVID-related, yet Presler was able to appear at an indoor event in Manhattan the following night.