Two polling place inspectors are appealing a judge’s decision to throw out their votes along with the ballots of 51 other Ulster County poll workers in the tight 46th state Senate District race.
state Supreme Court Justice Guy Tomlinson of Montgomery County on Dec.
18 certified Assemblyman George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, the winner of the
46th Senate District race over Duanesburg Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk by a
margin of just 37 votes, 63,141 to 63,104, but Tkaczyk has appealed the
Tkaczyk’s attorney has called mistakes that invalidated
more than 300 paper ballots cast in the race, including the absentee
ballots for the poll workers, “hyper-technical.”
County poll workers, Barbara Bravo and Carole Furman, are independently
appealing the decision to the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court,
but attorney Lanny Walter, who is Furman’s husband, said Tuesday he
expects the case to go to the state Court of Appeals, the state’s
highest court, as whoever loses is unlikely to be willing to let the
decision stand. POST