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Redlich v. NY Board of Elections
I am sorry to advise that on June 15, 2011, Albany County Supreme Court Justice Richard Platkin granted defendants’ motion to dismiss the Article 78 (mandamus) challenge to the Board’s final determination of Warren Redlich’s vote total six months earlier on purely procedural grounds.
Both Warren and I felt strongly that that the confusion created by placing more than one party’s candidate for the same office in the same column, the intentional and/or negligent undercounting of military and absentee ballots and the likelihood that various local county boards of election failed to count every vote cast after the results were known warranted review by the judiciary; unfortunately Justice Platkin chose not to consider any of our arguments on the merits of the lawsuit.
The Long Island daily newspaper, Newsday, has the following editorial published on-line, and in the Sunday print version of the paper:
(excerpt from) Newsday
That’s the increase in votes cast for non-major party candidates in this year’s New York gubernatorial election, compared with 2006. Nearly 200,000 people supported a candidate other than the Republican or Democratic nominees…
In print in the Sunday, November 7, 2010 issue, opinion section, page A33… Read more ...
Hawkins Says the Green Campaign Continues
November 5, 2010
“We won the ballot line. Now we aim to win our Green New Deal policies for New York State,” Howie Hawkins said Friday, reflecting on the next steps for the Green Party after it passed the 50,000 votes for Governor threshold needed to secure a ballot line in New York for the next four years.… Read more ...
The Board of Elections in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York posts results as they come in from the precincts. By studying the sets as they come, and looking when it was at 1.15%, and now up to 3.82%, many of the third party candidates are hovering at about the 1% mark.… Read more ...
from a Hawkins campaign press release, via onthewilderside:
Guv Candidate Hawkins (G-NY) Opposes Proposed Layoff of State Workers, Criticizes Cuomo for His Support of Illegal Action
Howie Hawkins, the Green Party of New York candidate for Governor, said today that when elected he would rescind any layoffs of state workers instituted by Governor Paterson as a threat to the health and safety of state residents.… Read more ...
from a Redlich campaign press release:
Redlich support growing
Two recent polls show support growing for Governor candidate Warren Redlich. A Rochester poll shows Redlich at 7%, well ahead of other third-party candidates.
A poll by public television program New York Now has Redlich at 14%:
Back in March, a Siena poll had Redlich at 3-4%.… Read more ...
Video of a “Rootin’ Tootin’ Wall Street Rodeo to Wrangle Runaway Stock Transfer Tax Revenue From Corporate Rustlers”, in the form of a press conference for Green Party of New York State candidates at the Bull statue on Wall Street. Appearing: Howie Hawkins, Governor candidate; Gloria Mattera, Lt. Governor candidate; and Julia Willebrand, NY State Comptroller candidate.… Read more ...
[Update 10/7/10 at 10:44pm: All seven candidates have now confirmed their participation.]
(excerpt from) A Business Wire press announcement:
October 07, 2010 04:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time
News 12, Newsday, and Hofstra University Partner to Bring the First Gubernatorial Debate to New York
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On Television, the Cable-Exclusive Event Will Air Live on News 12 on Monday, October 18 at 7:00 PM
WOODBURY, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–News 12 Networks, Newsday, and Hofstra University have partnered to present the first New York State Gubernatorial debate on Monday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.