Saturday, July 18, 2020

NY Missing Ballots Found

The Case of the Once-Tied Republican Primary for an Opening on the Bench that handles Divorces and Child Custody Disputes in Herkimer County, a Rural and deeply wooded sliver of Upstate New York halfway between Albany and Syracuse.

Three weeks after the Initial Count showed 2,291 Votes for both would-be Family Court Judges, Attorney Thad Luke is claiming Victory by Five Votes.

His Win was Sealed after County Election Officials realized they had never seen any Absentee Votes from the Hamlets of Norway and Russia and eventually located a Cache of 30 Ballots.

They were at the County Courthouse, in "the secure room where the ballots were stored under a dual control lock system," the Board said Friday.

"The uncast ballots were still in their envelopes in the tray. These absentee ballot envelopes that had been cut open, but the ballots themselves had not been removed from the envelopes and counted."

The Loser, Municipal Judge Mark Rose, was as gracious as he could be about the Oversight, which he described as Understandable given the influx of Mailed Ballots in the June 23rd Primary because of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

But he nonetheless said he would consider Suing to seek a Recanvassing of the Result.

"They're very hardworking people in the Board of Elections and this was thrown on them," he said. "In a democracy such as the United States, when there is such a small margin, there should be an automatic recount."

NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker

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