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Given the picayune nature of state election laws, it’s hardly surprising that the 46th state Senate District contest between George Amedore and Cecilia Tkaczyk ended up in court, then another court, to be decided by lawyers and judges rather than voters. Quite understandable and disappointing. Who can blame Tkaczyk for challenging the decision by State Supreme Court Judge Guy Tomlinson to certify Amedore the winner — by a mere 37 votes? Tomlinson upheld the disqualification ...

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December 30, 2012
8:08 a.m.

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Laws ARE technicalities; especially when it comes to the rules governing absentee voting. If the laws involving absentee voting aren't adhered to, why have any rules at all? It sounds to me like the rules are pretty clear. Due dates must be observed, signatures must match, dates and addresses must remain consistent and legible.

This is a document, signed by the voter, certifying that they intend to vote a certain way. All the more reason to make sure the details of voting are applied. This way, the voters intent is preserved, not threatened.

December 30, 2012
9:49 a.m.

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Laws are laws and work for or against both sides equally.

December 31, 2012
3:14 p.m.

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Technical Issues? Like voting in both NYC and Greene County? The Democrats will keep appealing until the dairy "farmer" comes home. Where was the outrage over the phony bomb scare at Schenectady High School and Democratic stuffing that cost Roger Hull the Mayor's office?