Rangel’s Dem opponent claims voter suppression

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    I don't watch Fox or listen to Rush, etc, etc...
    I can't recall where I heard this. I can only find it on Fox.


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    Rangel challenger, Democratic New York State Sen. Adrian Espaillat, is suggesting the tight race – in which Rangel declared victory – was marred by voter fraud.
    "Voters have been pushed away, and as a result many feel that they were suppressed from voting," Espaillat declared. “The legitimacy of this election is at place right now ... there was a level of voter suppression. We are here to protect a process that must be reliable."
     
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    Yes, everyone has come quite accustom to the right wingers throwing a tantrum and claiming "voter fraud!" "suppression!" "conspiracy!" every time they lose.

    Being adults and taking your loss like a man is out of the question for these goons.
     
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    Hey fucktard, it's a DEMOCRAT making the allegation!!!
     
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    It's fox reporting it and the OP said no one else has it, so it's more right wing propaganda trying to smear Rangel
     
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    Dimocrats will allegations of Dim on Dim voter fraud?

    Somebody get that idiot NoTruthmatters in here a.s.a.p.!!!
     
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    Espaillat's NY-13 Court Challenge Gets A Do-Over

    BY Celeste Katz

    Refresh your page for more updates! We're still getting more info here, but an update: Looks like there's going to be a do-over in state Sen. Adriano Espaillat's court proceeding regarding NY-13.

    Barbara Ross reports Team Espaillat will be refiling its case Tuesday under a different section of the law. The proceedings were slated to start at 2:30, but with about 200 spectators on hand, the case was moved to a larger courtroom, Ross reports. More to follow...

    Update: At the brief hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court, Espaillat’s new lawyer, Martin Connor, withdrew the lawsuit because of a technicality and said a new action will be filed tomorrow.

    “The primary goal is to make sure every vote is counted,” said Espaillat spokesman Ibrahim Khan. “This was done to preserve more legal options… including an option to hold an election one more time.”

    Update: BOE Spokeswoman Valerie Vazquez responds, "The Board has acted in accordance with the law and its duly adopted procedures throughout this process. This was acknowledged by counsel to Senator Espaillat who stated in open court that the Board's procedures are more than sufficient to ensure the security for ballots. We believe that the withdrawal of this proceeding today indicates the baseless nature of the unsupported allegations contained in the papers that were filed in court."

    Rangel’s campaign manager, Moises Perez, said he has confidence in the Board of Elections:

    “We want this process to be cleared as soon as possible. We are confident the Board of Elections will do it,” said Perez, adding that he does “not have a position” on whether there should be a manual recount.

    (As we've discussed here on the blog in the past, BOE rules trip a manual recount trigger if the margin of victory after all votes are counted is less than .5% of the total number of votes cast or 10 votes.)

    Update: More details for you from our Barbara Ross, who says the court papers (which I posted here on Friday night) were withdrawn because they were misapplied and incomplete.

    They were drafted, she explains, based on laws applying to general elections, not primaries, and also didn't include certain claims that would enable Espaillat, in the future, to ask a judge for a brand-new election if he discovered massive fraud in the next few weeks.

    To preserve his rights to challenge the election results (and possibly call for a new one), Espaillat must file a proper petition before Friday. The plan is to do so tomorrow.

    Espaillat's NY-13 Court Challenge Gets A Do-Over | New York Daily News
     
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    Why paint yourself in a corner? Measure twice, cut once. ;)
     
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    Undoubtedly Attorney General Holder will be eager to investigate this?
     
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    Hmmm. I think I'll wait for some actual FACTS to come out and not just a bunch of whiners crying "voter suppression". As someone who works in an Elections Office I know for a fact that voters whine "voter suppression" at the drop of a hat.
     

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