Jeff Boss

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Boss in 2009.

Jeff Boss is an American conspiracy theorist and politician. He was an independent candidate for President of the United States in the 2008 and 2012 elections.[1] Boss is a 9/11 truther who holds that the United States Government, specifically the National Security Agency, is responsible for the 9/11 attacks.[2] He claims to have witnessed the Government arrange the attacks.[3]

In 2009, Boss was a candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination for Governor of New Jersey.[2][4] He finished a distant third in the primary with 8.31% of the vote. The primary was won by Jon Corzine who received 77.18% of the vote.

In 2008, he was an independent candidate for President of the United States as well a candidate for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey. He received 639 votes as a presidential candidate and 9,877 in his Senate run.[3]

In the 2012 election, Boss received 1,024 votes for President of the United States.[5]

Jeff Boss campaign literature, posted on a wall on 9th Avenue in Manhattan.

He ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor of New Jersey in 2013,[6] but was removed from the ballot after the New Jersey Democratic State Committee challenged the nominating petitions of all independent candidates seeking the Democratic nomination.[7] He subsequently filed new petitions to run for Governor in the general election and appeared on the ballot as the "NSA did 911" candidate.[8] Out of the 8 candidates, Boss finished last, with 0.1% of the vote.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seven Minor Party Presidential Nominees on New Jersey Ballot, as Well as Independent Candidate Jeff Boss", Ballot Access News. August 1, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Ginsberg, Johanna (May 28, 2009) "Conspiracy theorist eyes governorship", New Jersey Jewish News. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Edge, Wally (November 6, 2008) "601 New Jerseyans thought Jeff Boss should be President", Politicker NJ. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  4. ^ Shortell, Tom (December 3, 2008). "Guttenberg's Jeff Boss to run for governor". NJ.com. Retrieved August 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ "OFFICIAL 2012 PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS". FEC. January 17, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ Matt Friedman (April 2, 2013). "267 candidates file to run for N.J. Senate, Assembly". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ Michael Symons (April 11, 2013). "Three Democrats removed from gubernatorial primary ballot". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2013-results/2013-certification-general-election-candidates-governor.pdf |accessdate=June 13, 2013

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