Would-be senator Fidler challenges ballots he says were cast by a Republican consultant

Lew Fidler. (Azi Paybarah via Flickr.)
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Celeste Katz has Democrat Lew Fidler's court challenge against Republican David Storobin, which was filed on March 30, 2012.

Fidler is accusing a "paid consultant" to Storobin of submitting 120 ballots, including 16 absentee ballots for people who wound up at a voting booth on Election Day.

"[T]his fact is evidence that Alla Pometko submitted false absentee ballot applications" and those voters must have been "unaware" that Pometko had them sign absentee ballots, Fidler's filing says.

After recounting uncontested paper ballots, Storobin leads Fidler by 1 vote. The two sides are now fighting over which contested ballots should be counted.

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