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Sen. Gillibrand's Ballot in Dispute

April 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...

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