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. 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. He claims to have witnessed the Government arrange the attacks.
In 2009, Boss was a candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination for Governor of New Jersey. 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.
In the 2012 election, Boss received 1,024 votes for President of the United States.
He ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor of New Jersey in 2013 but he was removed from the ballot after the New Jersey Democratic State Committee challenged the nominating petitions of all independent candidates seeking the Democratic nomination. He subsequently filed new petitions to run for Governor in the general election and appeared on the ballot as the "NSA did 911" candidate. Out of the 8 candidates, Boss came last, with 0.1% of the vote.
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- http://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/2013-results/2013-certification-general-election-candidates-governor.pdf |accessdate=June 13, 2013
- Jeff Boss for president, official site
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