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To the letter of a bad law in Malta

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In a democracy, the people are supposed to decide who represents them in government, not a judge. Unfortunately, Republican state Supreme Court Judge Robert Chauvin’s decision yesterday to disqualify two technically flawed absentee ballots for Democrat Cynthia Young in the whisker-close race for Malta town supervisor makes the incumbent, Republican Paul Sausville, the winner by a single vote. That’s a shame because both voters clearly cast their ballots for Democrat Young. The problem was, simply, ...

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November 22, 2013
1:38 p.m.

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I am disinclined to vote in local elections from here on out. What's the point if a Republican Judge can disqualify your vote in favor of a Republican candidate or vice versa. It was unfair at best and a Judge from an outside County should have made the final ruling, if, in fact, a Judge should have decided the election at all.

November 22, 2013
7:40 p.m.

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Always pushing political affiliation; try blaming the idiots who wrote on the ballots; ignorance of the 'arcane' law is no excuse; they say ignorance is bliss; get a brain!