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Court upholds Sausville victory in Malta supervisor race

Appellate Division refuses to allow disputed ballots

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Town Supervisor Paul J. Sausville has won re-election by a single vote, following an appeals court ruling Tuesday. Two potentially decisive absentee votes for Democratic candidate Cynthia Young shouldn’t be counted because of markings on the ballot, the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court in Albany ruled. The unanimous decision means Sausville, a Republican, has been re-elected, 1,582 to 1,581. Had the votes counted, Young would have won in a major upset over an incumbent ...

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December 17, 2013
4:07 p.m.

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What will happen if the losing candidate in a close election insists on viewing the paper ballots that went through the MACHINE & finds small marks of some kind? Will all those marked ballots be removed from the count? Holy chads, what a bonanza for election lawyers!

December 17, 2013
7:07 p.m.

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New York politics at its worst!

December 18, 2013
12:14 a.m.

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I find it incredible that the ballot that did NOT contain initials was invalidated when the voter's NO VOTE designation with regard to a particular proposition is specifically allowed by Election Law.
-Ed Reilly