Friday, November 21, 2008

Inside The Board Of Elections: State Senate Votes Prompt Race Debate

By Lisa Fogarty
Nearly three weeks after Election Day, members of the Board of Elections, along with lawyers representing both Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) and Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows), are still scrambling to determine the winner of the District 11 State Senate seat.

The process, which is usually a fairly quick one, has been dragged out, said George Gonzalez, deputy executive director of the New York City Board of Elections. And lawyers for the Queens Democratic Party and some Board of Election members are pointing fingers at the Senate Republican Campaign Committee.

“They’re going through each ballot, disputing many of them,” Gonzalez said. “It’s delaying the process.”
To learn more, see the full article at the Queens Tribune

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