Wednesday, August 17, 2016

NY Court Orders New 3rd CD GOP Primary October 6th

New York State Supreme Court Justice, Arthur Diamond, found that Republican Primary, Congressional District 3, Part of Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties, challenger Philip Pidot has enough signatures to qualify for the GOP Congressional Primary against State Sen. Jack Martins.

Initially, a petition designating Pidot as an NY-3 candidate was blocked by the Nassau County Supreme Court on June 7 on the grounds that it violated a superfluous filing deadline by-law. That ruling was later overturned in a June 17 ruling by the State’s Appellate Court for the Judicial Department.

Justice Arthur Diamond found Pidot had more than the 1,250 needed to quilify for the Primary.

He did not issue a formal decision on the ultimate fate of the Primary.

He allowed the Primary to be held.

The New York State Appellate Division in Brooklyn rejected would-be Republican challenger Philip Pidot’s effort to force a new date for a Congressional Primary election against State Senate Jack Martins for retiring Rep. Steve Israel’s Third District seat.


The New York State Board of Elections (BOE) was notified today that Judge Scullin of the Northern District of New York has ordered a Republican Primary Election to be held on Thursday, October 6th in the 3rd Congressional District.

The court further ordered New York to submit a waiver request to the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) by Monday, August 22nd to address the matters related to the transmission of Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) ballots.

The August 17 order says New York shall ask the Federal Government for an emergency exception to the Federal law that requires overseas Absentee ballots to be mailed at least 45 days before any Federal Primary or Election.

Attorneys for 3rd Congressional District candidate Jack Martins has asked the Federal Court to move the Congressional General Election to December 6. Martins is also asking the Court to rescind the Courts earlier order this week to hold a new GOP Primary October 6th.

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