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Judge's Ruling Puts David Storobin Ahead in NY Special Election

 

The Brooklyn Daily on the ongoing efforts to settle Storobin's bid to defeat Lew Fidler for ex-Sen. Carl Kruger's seat:

Councilman Lew Fidler’s brief lead over GOP opponent David Storobin in the still-too-close-to-call race to replace prison-bound ex-pol Carl Kruger is about to disappear.

Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Larry Martin ordered the Board of Elections to count 119 absentee ballots Fidler (D–Marine Park) claimed the Storobin camp obtained illegally, ruling late yesterday that there was no evidence of voter fraud in the March 20 special election.

Political insiders say Fidler’s 87-vote lead will likely be eliminated and Storobin will surge ahead by approximately 30 votes once the city opens the contested ballots — which both sides expect were cast for the Republican rookie.

UPDATE -- Politicker, NY: "David Storobin Now Leads by 27"