Flubbed Subpoena Keeps Fernando Cabrera on the Ballot

A Bronx judge ruled today that Councilman Fernando Cabrera could stay on the ballot in his primary challenge against State Senator Gustavo Rivera, tossing the case because Mr. Rivera’s team failed to properly serve a subpoena to a petition carrier for Mr. Cabrera who allegedly collected fraudulent signatures. Mr. Rivera’s attorneys maintained that Mr. Cabrera’s nominating […]

The Quirks of NY Election Law: Presumption of Validity and Petition Strategies – Two Landmark Cases in a Single County.

There is then a three-day window in which any interested individual (anyone affected directly by the race) may file general objections to a candidate‟s petition. This would be with regard to such items as correctness of the petition‟s coversheet and header information and whether or not a candidate who was not a member of the relevant political party […]

Voters question petition signatures for Assemblyman Brian Miller

In getting on an NY ballot, your petition is one of the most important early hurdles.  Even legitimate signers may be questioned so make sure all the rules have been followed.  In this case City State reports the voters have issues with this candidate… https://www.cityandstateny.com/articles/politics/campaigns-elections/voters-question-petition-signatures-assemblyman-brian-millerand the follow-up arrest…https://www.cityandstateny.com/articles/politics/campaigns-elections/former-assemblyman-miller-staffer-arrest-forged-petitions