Local Democrats trying to keep Juanita Perez-Williams from forcing a primary election in the 24th Congressional district claim her nominating petitions have over 2,400 invalid signatures.
Supporters for Perez-Williams collected over 3,200 signatures to get their candidate on the primary ballot, far more than the 1,250. But local party officials say the invalid signatures they found might nix Perez-Williams' run. They say many signatures had addresses with incorrect cities or they weren't registered to vote in New York.
Many local party leaders don't believe that their endorsed candidate Dana Balter should have to face a primary opponent. The state Board of Elections will review the objections and rule May 3rd.