Republican Party Is The Party Of The "Buffoon" NY-20 Tedisco

Has the Republican party become the party that wants to take every election to the courts? As Digby has said: The fact is that in close elections, the Rove method is very explicit. This is Republican Election Theft 101.

Check out Tedisco's action against Gillibrand:

The campaign of Republican Jim Tedisco is preventing the absentee ballot of the district’s most famous resident from being counted.

Tedisco’s campaign challenged the legality of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s absentee ballot today because she appeared in the district at Murphy’s post-election party, which they argue prohibits her from casting a legal absentee ballot.

Gillibrand, who lives in Columbia County, represented the district before being appointed to the Senate earlier this year.

The Tedisco campaign has been challenging a significant number of ballots in Columbia County, which Murphy carried on Election Night.

This is buffoonery at the highest level.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wrote a post at Daily Kos in response:

Today the Republicans stooped to a new low by challenging my ballot. The Republican’s challenge is frivolous and without merit.


Their latest move to challenge my ballot is part of a much larger attempt to disenfranchise legal Democratic voters and delay Scott Murphy’s inevitable victory in the 20th.

National Republicans are trying to turn the 20th District of New York into the next Minnesota. It is wrong.

What a sad, sad party indeed.


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