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Queens DA Primary Recount Is Complete; Katz Campaign Declares Victory

July 25, 2019, Jackie Strawbridge

The recount in the Queens District Attorney Democratic primary race completed today, with Borough President Melinda Katz declaring victory over public defender Tiffany Cabán.

“Now that every valid vote has been counted and recounted, the results confirm once again that the people of Queens have chosen Melinda Katz as the Democratic nominee for District Attorney,” Katz campaign adviser Andrew Kirtzman said in a statement.

The Board of Elections has not yet released the certified results, however Katz reportedly appears to have a lead of roughly 60 votes.

There are also about 100 uncounted affidavit ballots that remain in dispute. These ballots had been invalidated due to technical errors in how they were filled out.

Cabán is challenging the invalidation of these ballots in court. The next court date is Aug. 6.

The Cabán campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Katz’s declaration of victory.

The primary was held on June 25 and Cabán initially held a lead over Katz of more than 1,000 votes—until affidavit and absentee ballots were counted, ultimately putting Katz 16 votes ahead.

That narrow gap triggered the recount. All told, more than 90,000 were manually sorted and then recounted in a process that began on July 9.

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John D.

Queens BOE trying to rig a win for Katz. BOE still led by Crowley, and his attorneys Bolz, Reich and Sweeney from Long Island – they need Katz to win, so that they can continue their lucrative corruption in court. Caban needs to check if the affadavit and absentee votes are authentic – they should check with actual voters.

Crowley and his men have suppressed democracy in Queens for decades, by controlling the outcome of every single election. They beed to be exposed.

From The New York Times:

How a Political Machine Works: Candidates Running for 21 Seats, All Unaware

In Queens, Democratic bosses run candidates without their consent for a board that sets party policy, even as reformers get kicked off the ballot.

Trump Forever

Terrific News! Another defeat of a radical socialist. America will never be a socialist country.

I agree, down with medicare and roads

I agree, we need to instantly end Medicare, American’s are not socialists. We also need to stop the government redistributing wealth to pay for roads.

Just because all the happiest countries on earth are the socialist Scandinavian countries, who care?! Everything is socialism

Jh liberal

If you love socialism so much why don’t you move out of our capitalist free market country


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