FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018
STEFANIK CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON COBB CAMPAIGN FAILURE TO SECURE NEW BALLOT LINE
Glens Falls: The Stefanik campaign today released the following statement in response to the decision by the New York State Board of Elections to reject embattled Democrat Tedra Cobb’s attempt to secure an additional ballot line:
“The bipartisan New York State Board of Elections, after reviewing objections, found that Tedra Cobb did not have enough valid signatures to run on the ‘CD 21 Unites’ line,” said Stefanik campaign Communications Director Lenny Alcivar. “Congresswoman Elise Stefanik looks forward to appearing on the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform Party ballot lines and to winning the election this November.”
To create an independent line for the 21st Congressional District, petitions needed to contain 3,500 valid signatures. The Board of Elections found the Cobb petitions were several hundred signatures short of the legally required threshold.