Court rules Neal's name can appear on the November ballot
Sep 18, 2018 6:45 am
The Daily Freeman is reporting the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court, Third Judicial Department ruled September 17, that independent Congressional candidate Diane Neal's name can appear on the November 6 ballot. The decision overturned a lower-court ruling that Neal’s petitions for an independent line on the ballot lacked sufficient signatures. That lower-court ruling affirmed a determination by the state Board of Elections. The appeals court sided with Neal’s argument that the invalidation of her petitions should be dismissed because she was not properly served notice of the petition deficiencies. “With this behind us, our campaign restarts in earnest immediately,” Neal, a Hurley resident, said in a statement issued by her campaign. “... We’re excited to be back on the ballot, and we’re not resting until the polls close on November 6." This makes Neal one of three candidates looking to unseat first-term U.S. Rep. John Faso this fall, along with Democrat Antonio Delgado and Green Party nominee Steve Greenfield. Neal's name will appear on the “Friends of Diane Neal” line. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.