Sen. Gillibrand's Ballot in DisputeApril 14, 2009 - by Donny Shaw
Starting to get a little absurd up in NY-20:
Republican Jim Tedisco has challenged the absentee ballot of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in the special election for Gillibrand’s former House seat in upstate New York. […]
A spokesman for the New York Board of Elections, John Conklin, said that similar challenges have occurred before but with little success. In most cases, courts have ruled that the ballot should be counted if the voter did not intend to be in the district on Election Day and did not vote at a polling place as well.
This is almost definitely not going to end up subtracting a vote from Murphy and it’s not going to help the public’s opinion of Tedisco’s campaign at all. One has to wonder if this is a sign that Tedisco has given up and is now moving to delay seating a new Democrat in Congress for as long as possible.
Related: Sen Gillibrand: Let My Vote and Every Vote Be Counted.