Bishop Tries To Deny Military And Poll Workers' Vote
- The campaign of Randy Altschuler
, the front-runner in New York's hotly contested race for the 1st Congressional seat, blasted the efforts of his opponent, incumbent Congressman Tim Bishop
, to challenge the ballots of active duty military personnel and individuals who were working for the Suffolk County Board of Elections on Election Day
. To-date, gains by Bishop in the absentee ballot count can be attributed to the fact that Bishop's hometown of Southampton had 328 more absentee ballots than the Town of Smithtown. These two communities were the first in the Congressional District to be counted, in a process that commenced Tuesday at the Suffolk County Board of Elections in Yaphank.
Senior Communications Adviser Rob Ryan said, "Congressman Bishop's campaign has cynically challenged the ballot of active duty military personnel as well as over a dozen individuals who were working for the Suffolk County Board of Elections on Election Day. Congressman Bishop and his supporters are attempting to disenfranchise individuals who have a legal right to vote. Bishop and his cohorts are desperate to steal this election and are proving that every day."