New York - Court Grants Hearing on Charlie Rangel Vote Count
New York - On Friday, the New York state Supreme Court granted a hearing to examine the vote count process in Rep. Charlie Rangel’s Democratic primary election in New York’s 13th District. The primary was held on June 26.
Though Rangel’s closest challenger, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, conceded the race Tuesday evening as Rangel held a wide lead, the vote result has narrowed substantially since then, prompting some to doubt Rangel’s victory declaration.
“Our campaign has not been allowed to adequately monitor the Board of Elections’ proceedings, as required by law,” Espaillat’s campaign said in a statement Friday afternoon. “The BOE continues to stonewall not only our campaign, but also the news media, which is particularly disturbing given that it blocks the free flow of information and transparency — the bedrock of our democratic system.”
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