In Newsday, David M. Schwartz reports that “Republican Assembly hopeful Mike Yacubich filed a lawsuit last week to overturn a decision by the Suffolk County Board of Elections that removed him from the primary ballot against Assemb. Anthony H. Palumbo (R-New Suffolk).
Yacubich gathered signatures to qualify for the September primary as “Mike Yacubich,” listing his Shoreham address. But both Michael B. Yacubich, the candidate, and Michael V. Yacubich, his son, are registered to vote at the address.”
In Brooklyn, Kings County Politics’ Stephen Witt reports on similar story with a different ending, “It wasn’t exactly the trial of the century, but it was the litigation of the Brooklyn state election season.
That after State Supreme Court Edgar G. Walker ruled this week that Lawrence Blake Morris was not trying to deceive anybody when he collected signatures to get on the Democratic Party ballot under the name Blake Morris in the upcoming 17th Senate District primary against State Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Midwood, Flatbush, Borough Park, Kensington, Sunset Park, Madison, Bensonhurst).”