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Source: GOP tries blocking George Soros' ballot

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 02:23 PM

George Soros, a man who's spent a few million dollars promoting progressive causes, may not get his vote counted in a local race in New York.

In the November 2 elections, George Soros mailed in an absentee ballot. He has a home in Westchester and votes there, where right now, there's a recount going on in Republican Assemblyman Bob Castelli's race against Democratic challenger Tom Roach. Soros' ballot was among those Republicans objected to, saying it should not be counted, according to a source present during the count. A final ruling by a judge has not yet been made.

Messages left for the Westchester County GOP Election Commissioner Doug Colety were not returned last week and this afternoon were not returned.

Their practice of trying to knock out absentee ballots likely to benefit a rival is standard practice in contentious recounts. But usually, the ballots aren't submitted by notable (and rich!) political players.

In other news, I'm told there was no fuss when another pair of absentee ballots came in today, submitted by Bill and Hillary Clinton.

[NOTE: An earlier version of this item incorrectly referred to the Oppenheimer-Cohen recount taking place in Westchester. The objection to Soros ballot, according to sources, came from Republican Assemblyman Bob Castelli's campaign, which is also involved in a recount in Westchester.]

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Comments [5]

George Spros must feel honored to have such enemies. Who else do you know who is hated by both the Communist Party and the Tea Party? That's a tribute to Soros, as are the lies of Herr von Beck about Soros's escape from the Holocaust. At no time did Soros reveal a hiding place or identify a Jew to the Nazis, who seem to be Beck's idols. Soros's role in weakening the Myanmar ruling junta to the point where they released Aung San Suu Kyi will certainly be twisted by Beck into a colossal fib, such as blaming Soros for her house arrest. Whatever happened to conservatives with a conscience? Now it's a big contest on the right to invent a more outrageous lie than the last one.

Dec. 12 2010 11:19 AM
Mighty Fall

George Soros, so-called financial genius, can't even fill out an absentee ballot correctly. Ha.

Nov. 30 2010 04:14 PM

He should also be jailed for nazi war crimes if not at least deported This man is the one pulling the strings and ruining our country. All lame duck legislation is part of his master plan.

Nov. 30 2010 02:41 AM

Bballman2k1-
Thanks. Corrected immediately. Objections to votes cast by notable politicos are, I think, news. But open to arguments against it - if you'd care to venture one.

Nov. 29 2010 08:52 PM
Bballman2k1

Soros is in the 40th SD moron, he lives in Bedford. Get your facts straight. The Cohen team couldn't, nor would they care to object to a ballot in a Senate District where Greg Ball has already won. Wonderful story on a slow day of news.

Nov. 29 2010 08:03 PM

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