After the NYS Board of Elections invalidated a sizable chunk of the signatures on her nominating petitions, Susan Zimet announced this past Monday that she is off the ballot in the 103rd state Assembly District race.
As reported by Freeman…
…Zimet, who planned to run in a Democratic primary against incumbent Kevin Cahill, blamed challenges by Cahill to her nominating petitions.
“Cahill’s actions to keep me off the ballot makes one wonder why he is so scared of letting the voters have the opportunity to cast their vote,” Zimet, the current town of New Paltz supervisor, said in a prepared statement.
Really Susan? Are you accusing Cahill of denying voters a choice by challenging your petitions? If you are, here is something I treasure, a comment posted a few years back on FreemanOnline.com by mikeb:
Why is every petition challenge always seen as “dirty tricks and manipulation of the law?” How about it is the law?
And if you can’t, as a candidate, follow and understand the law enough to get your petitions correct, why would I even consider electing you to an office where you would be governing?
If you don’t like the law, fight to change it, but don’t just ignore it or try to make it out as something trivial and insignificant.
I suppose that Zimet announcing on Facebook her run for State Assenbly [sic] was also Cahill’s doing.
Kevin Cahill (D-Kingston) is being challenged by Ulster County Legislator Kevin Roberts (R-Plattekill).
– Jon Dogar-Marinesco