Thursday, December 27, 2012

Democratic Senate hopeful Cecilia Tkaczyk is filing an appeal on the 333 votes tossed out

The campaign of Democratic Senate hopeful Cecilia Tkaczyk is filing an appeal on the 333 votes tossed out by a Montgomery County judge, claiming that they were discarded for “technical” reasons.

In the appeal, Tkcazyk says many of the votes — including 54 ballots in Democratic-heavy Ulster County — were tossed out on “hyper-technical” grounds in part because they were handed out prior to a two-week waiting period. An additional 206 ballots were tossed because voters had not properly listed their previous address, lawyers for Tkcazyk’s campaign contend.

The stakes in the outcome of the appeal are high. Republicans have already declared that Republican George Amedore is the winner in the newly drawn 46th Senate District after acting Montgomery County Judge Guy Tomlinson certified the race in his favor.

But the move allowed Democrats to appeal the race, which is the last outstanding race of the state Legislature. POST

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