Election Law Attorney for Zecca and Vescera Says BOE Has Slowed Process
The attorney for two local Democrats, Jim Zecca and Frank Vescera, told WIBX's First News with Keeler in the Morning on Wednesday that the Oneida County Board of Elections has slowed this week's court proceedings.
Albany area attorney James Walsh said the BOE has refused to give him the paperwork needed to filter through the signatures and petitions and that has ultimately slowed the process. Walsh is representing the pair after the Board of Elections invalidated their petitions because of improper signatures. The result if the State Supreme Court upholds the BOE ruling would be that Zecca and Vescera would not be on the ballot for the upcoming primary in September, along with opponents Frank Meola and Jack Lomedico.
"We went through about 26 signatures" yesterday said Walsh. "That took us an hour and twenty minutes," he added. Walsh said he could finish today if they have about four hours to spend on the review during the court proceeding.
How many signatures will it take to win for Zecca and Vescera?
"Right now I need about 65 more signatures and we've got about 115 more signatures to review," said Walsh. Court resumed mid-day on Wednesday at the New York State Supreme Court at the state office building in Utica.
Listen to the complete interview with Atty., James Walsh: