Ballot line battle null

R'dam Dems drop bid for Lower Tax Now! ballot line

— Joe Villano, Republican and NNTP candidate for Town Board, said he was not surprised election commissioners ruled 114 of the 996 signatures collected for LTN! invalid.

“I’m not surprised that a large number of signatures … were ruled invalid considering they were predominately obtained by mercenaries brought in from New York City,” Villano said in a statement. “They wouldn’t know the district boundaries, let alone what issues are important to town residents.”

Opposition to the “mercenaries” classification was expressed in a statement from the Rotterdam Democratic Committee, which said the individuals in question belong to a Young Democrats Club attending the University at Albany.

McGarry said he was pleased with the outcome of the lawsuit.

“We were happy with the name change,” McGarry said. “This is all about two different ideologies. One group is passionate about their ideologies and works hard to embrace that and the other side is going to pretend it is their ideology.”

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