Articles Tagged ‘John A. Degrace’

Mangano Leads Suozzi As Count Continues

Nassau Republican Legis. Ed Mangano has expanded his lead against Democratic incumbent Tom Suozzi in the hair-splitting race for county executive, according to the latest ballot numbers from the county Board of Elections.

Teams of volunteers, Board of Elections workers and attorneys for both candidates have been working tirelessly since the Nov. 3 election to first, recount and verify the more than 245,000 votes cast in the battle through voting machines. On Nov. 16, the crews began counting, verifying and sometimes challenging each of the more than 8,000 absentee and affidavit paper ballots that will ultimately determine who will serve as the next top elected official in Nassau.

Feds to Review Nassau Voter Suppression Claims

During last year’s battle for the White House, a letter was allegedly created to steer Hempstead and Uniondale voters away from the polls. It fraudulently bore the markings of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and raised enough suspicion to be investigated by the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.

Now, that letter and the allegations surrounding it are in the hands of the feds.

The Nassau District Attorney’s Office has referred documents and investigatory findings relating to allegations of voter suppression involving a New York State senator, county Board of Elections commissioner and county legislative candidate’s husband to federal investigators.