Democratic Candidate In NY-SD 55 Ends Campaign After Court Ruling

From Rochester, Jordan Mazza reports “Democratic candidate Steven Glickman is now officially off the ballot in New York’s 55th State Senate District.

New York’s highest court ruled Tuesday he is ineligible to run for State Senate because he has not been a New York state resident for the entirety of the past five years. Glickman registered to vote in Washington D.C. in 2014.”

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Cox Backs Delay In NY3 Election To Replace Steve Israel

Newsday’s Yancey Roy reports that New York State GOP Chair “Ed Cox is siding with Jack Martins in calling for delaying a key Long Island congressional election until December.”

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Newsday: Don’t Delay Vote In 3rd Congressional District Until December

Newsday editorializes against Jack Martins’ effort to delay the 3rd congressional district general election until December.  The paper finds Martins’ actions as part of the GOP’s use of election law to delay and rig against the right way to run elections. Read it here.

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Jerry Goldfeder: Big Law Democrat Reps Republican In Congressional District Case

Our friend and colleague Jerry Goldfeder is featured in a Bloomberg Law article on his successful representation of Philip Pidot, a GOP congressional candidate. Jerry, a longtime Democratic attorney is also raising money for Hillary Clinton this year. You can read the article by Stephanie Russell-Kraft here.

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In Memory Of Bryon C. McKim

A reader asked that we post  news if the passing of Bryon McKim, an Albany veteran, Assembly counsel  and election lawyer. His obituary can be viewed at:

http://www.newcomeralbany.com/Obituary/124263/Bryon-C-McKim/Albany-New%20York

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Civil Liberties Union Says Cuomo Reform Bill Is Unconstitutional

Chris Bragg reports in the Times Union: “In a lengthy letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, The New York City Liberties Union (NYCLU) slammed an ethics reform bill Cuomo is expected to sign soon, arguing that it is unconstitutional, and would chill free speech of politically active nonprofits. It call on Cuomo to reject his own bill (veto it) in its current form.”

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Pidot Congressional Primary Hearing Court Transcript

Thanks to Pidot attorney Jerry Goldfeder, you can read the federal district court transcript in Pidot et al v. New York State Board Of Elections here:

Pidot_August 17_transcript

As reported here earlier today, candidate Jack Martins has petitioned the court to hold a general election in the 3rd congressional district in December or, alternatively, to rescind the Wednesday’s order calling for another congressional primary in October.

 

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