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BALLSTON: Wood bumped from race

Ballston Republican committee chairman Alan Colyer said challenging an opponent's petition is standard practice, and the outcome was not a partisan issue.

"There are two commissioners at the Board of Elections, one is a Democrat and one is a Republican, and they both have to concur," said Colyer. "That's what happened in this case; they both agreed."

Colyer also said the decision was based on facts, and that Wood's reaction to the outcome was extreme.

"Wood has bought into the national Democratic outlook that someone has to be a victim in politics, and (Wood) has anointed himself as that victim," said Colyer. "If you're a candidate, you need to be prepared for standard practices including objecting to petitions. This is a general election, and that's the way it goes." ""

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