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Cairo man sues election boards

Dec 13, 2011 12:04 am
Andrea Macko in The Greenville Mountain View Pioneer (no website) reports that former Cairo Town Board member Gerry Aprea filed a lawsuit against the Greene County Board of Elections and other election officials, claiming the party committee system is corrupt. Aprea, who filed the suit with John Vidurek of Dutchess County, is seeking, "declaratory judgement, arising from a disenfranchisement of plaintiffs' right to choose our elected representatives and run for elective office as guaranteed by the New York Constitution," according to the article with the headline "Corruption at county Board of Elections?" Aprea and Vidurek are representing themselves in the case, and claim, "we have documented at least 27 cases whereas the Board of Elections has lied, deceived and even changed the titles of people running for the elected office of committeeman to the appointed positions of town committeeman."