Jeff Boss

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Jeff Boss
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Jeff Boss in 2009
Jeffrey Harlan Boss

(1963-05-20) May 20, 1963 (age 56)
ResidenceRidgefield Park, New Jersey, U.S.
Known forVarious conspiracy theories such as 9/11 Truth

Jeffrey Harlan Boss (born May 20, 1963) is an American conspiracy theorist.[1][2] He was an independent candidate for President of the United States in the 2008 and 2012 elections,[3][4] a Democratic candidate in the 2016 election.,[2] and a Democratic candidate in the 2020 elections.

Electoral history[edit]

In 2008, he was an independent candidate for President of the United States as well as a candidate for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, running under the slogan "Vote Here".[5] He received 639 votes as a presidential candidate and 9,877 in his Senate run.[6]

In 2009, Boss was a candidate for the Democratic Party's nomination for Governor of New Jersey.[1][5] He finished third, with 8.3% of the vote, in the primary which was won by Jon Corzine, who received 77.2% of the vote.

In the 2012 election, Boss received 1,024 votes for President of the United States.[7]

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,[8] 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.[9] He subsequently filed new petitions to run for governor in the general election and appeared on the ballot as the "NSA Did 911" candidate.[10] Out of the eight candidates, Boss finished last, with 0.1% of the vote.

In 2014, Boss ran for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey as an independent.[11] His slogans were "NSA Whistleblower" and "NSA Did 911".[11] He received 4,513 votes[12] (0.24% of the vote)

Conspiracy theories[edit]

Boss holds that the United States government, specifically the National Security Agency, is responsible for the September 11 attacks.[1] He claims to have witnessed the government arrange the attacks.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Ginsberg, Johanna (May 28, 2009) "Conspiracy theorist eyes governorship", New Jersey Jewish News. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Walker, Hunter (December 26, 2012). "Conspiracy Theorist Jeff Boss Launches Mayoral Bid". Politicker Network. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ a b Shortell, Tom (December 3, 2008). "Guttenberg's Jeff Boss to run for governor". Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Edge, Wally (November 6, 2008) "601 New Jerseyans thought Jeff Boss should be President", Politicker NJ. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  7. ^ "OFFICIAL 2012 PRESIDENTIAL GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS" (PDF). FEC. January 17, 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 31, 2014. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
  8. ^ Matt Friedman (April 2, 2013). "267 candidates file to run for N.J. Senate, Assembly". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  9. ^ Michael Symons (April 11, 2013). "Three Democrats removed from gubernatorial primary ballot". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  10. ^ "Department of State : List of Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  11. ^ a b "Official List: Candidates for US Senate" (PDF). New Jersey Department of State. August 8, 2014. p. 4. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  12. ^ "Official List: Candidates for US Senate" (PDF). New Jersey Division of Elections. 2014-12-02. p. 5. Retrieved 2015-08-12.