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Whitney fends off opponent’s court challenge and retains Independence line

October 4, 2013

MAYVILLE — New York State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Chimes has turned down David Wilfong’s request to remove County Legislator Bob Whitney as the Independence Party candidate for the Nov....

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Carlaw

Oct-04-13 11:21 AM

There is clearly a double standard here and how sad that men and women who have served this country with some giving their lives to ensure free elections are so disrespected by the system. It needs to change but only the legislators can rid us of Mr. Green maybe the new Democrat legislators will do that. It is long overdue.

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Carlaw

Oct-04-13 11:20 AM

It's complicated and worse than that.Mr. Whitney submitted 2 petitions that were both incomplete. The court determined the first one to be invalid. That is the law. Then another incomplete petition was filed (not enough names on it to be valid). The Board of Elections should have rejected it. One of the primary responsibilities of the BOE is to find and reject an insufficient petition. Why didn't they? The answer to this question can only be that Norm Green who is the Democrat Election Commissioner is also Norm Green the Democrat County Chairman. It is clearly a conflict of interest. You can't do what Norm Green does according to law. Yet he repeatedly spits in the face of the courts and gets away with it. Anyone else would be in jail. Norm Green, you will remember, admitted to having a declination of Bill Parment on his desk after he mailed it to himself!!

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FredoniaFred

Oct-04-13 9:30 AM

The democrats did the same thing challenging the conservative party nominations of Horrigan and Barmore. This cost taxpayers thousands of dollars. Talk about double talk from whitney.

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Carlaw

Oct-04-13 8:12 AM

I agree notalways, but Rule #1 should always be that those getting elected should represent the wishes of their constituents. Thus far, Mr Whitney has not done this when it comes to the sale of the county home which is costing taxpayers $7,000 a day in losses and is not used by ANY Jamestown residents. Regardless of how I feel about the County Home, Mr. Whitney does not represent the people who must vote for him.

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notalways

Oct-04-13 7:21 AM

I agree with Mr. Whitney. If you truely want to stop the waste of tax payers money then you need to stop this type of waste. Just because you don't like something doesn't mean you can change the rules. Why is it these people aren't smart enough to figure out the rules instead of wasting the courts time and taxpayers money to tell them what they should already know?

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