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County’s election districts stalled

May 10, 2013

MAYVILLE — An “imaginary line” in the town of Busti has halted implementation of new county legislative districts. Democratic Election Commissioner Norman P....

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jamesamuscato

May-10-13 11:28 PM

Norman P. Green is just being Norman P. Green. What a joke.

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Carlaw

May-10-13 9:11 PM

The BOE is there to serve all voters, affiliated and unaffiliated. It should not be used for partisan advantage.

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FredoniaFred

May-10-13 2:20 PM

We have one election district in Jamestown with 52 voters. This was a mistake by the company that drew the maps. An election district is an area where those people go to vote on the same machine and has nothing to do with the number of legislators.

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Krasnitz

May-10-13 12:55 PM

...ummm Carlaw, as you well know they are each appointed by their respective Party caucuses. Having one of each flavor is how the BOE maintains non-partisanship.

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Krasnitz

May-10-13 12:51 PM

"We now have several election districts in the county with very small numbers, as low as 52 voters." If true, THAT needs to be rectified. Fifty-two voters could have their own legislator?

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Snotziman

May-10-13 8:59 AM

The plan that Norm Green favored and designed protected the seat of every incumbant democrat. When he realized that he had failed to protect the district of Rod Rogers, he offered an amendment that would divide the town of Hanover. The plan approved by the legislature does not gerrymander and is fair to both parties.

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DKexpat

May-10-13 8:17 AM

Gerrymandering never leaves the other party happy...

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Carlaw

May-10-13 8:05 AM

Norm wears 2 hats: Democrat County Chair and Election Commissioner. This is a conflict of interest since he is appointed, as is Mr. Abram, to represent all the people of this county in a Nonpartisan manner. If Mr. Green wants to go back to 25 districts after a public referendum, fine. It's just business as usual. Norm wants to slime Mr. Barmore for political reasons. (that's the other hat he wears) and the people who voted to reduce the size of the legislature can go to he ll. This is no surprise.

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Taxpayer42

May-10-13 7:33 AM

Abram says it's fine, Green is pounding his chest saying it can't be done & blaming one legislator out of how many who voted for it? Wasn't this a Democrat sponsored downsizing to begin with? And suddenly NOW, how many months after they've had the new lines, there's a major problem causing a "standstill"? Sounds like politics as usual ...you can tell it's election season. Maybe if Green wasn't so busy being political he would have looked at the lines sooner. Isn't that the job he's paid for with taxpayer money???

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FredoniaFred

May-10-13 6:56 AM

Norm Green is a crook. He is appointed by the democratic caucus in the legislature. Coughlin, Cornell and Whitney love him and his devious activities.

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Chuck392

May-10-13 6:30 AM

Maybe the answer is in an unopened envelope sitting on Green's desk. Hey, it's happened before!

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