Sunday, November 20, 2005

State Supreme Court ballots to be counted

A State Supreme Court judge in Albany Friday approved staggered counting of ballots in the Ninth Judicial District’s close race for a Supreme Court seat. Stewart Rosenwasser of Orange County and Matthew Byrne of Rockland County are the top two vote-getters and Rockland Republican Chairman Vincent Reda had all voting machines impounded pending a set schedule of recounting the votes.

The Ninth Judicial District includes the counties of Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Dutchess.

As a result of a hearing in Albany Friday, voting machines will be opened and tallied starting Saturday and continuing on a county-by-county basis this coming week.

Reda has concerns over the Rosenwasser votes because of voting in one Orange County village.

“In the Village of Kiryas Joel, it seems they only voted for one specific person, and that was Stewart Rosenwasser,” he said. “We’re a little confused why they only voted for one when I know he sits on some of their cases that are in front of him. If a judge is sitting on cases that are in that particular village, it certainly makes you wonder why.”

In a recent court case brought by Orange County government against the Village of Kiryas Joel, Rosenwasser ruled against the village.


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