Now you actually will be able to. I would if I was a resident of New York, which I’m not.
Other than drag his feet before going into the bunker, Cuomo never bothered to meet with any fractavists – not Ingraffea, not The Sandra, not The Lou, Nicole, not nobody. Plus the Head Goombah is little more than a fracking crook. So frack him and the limo he rode in in. Do so at the Democratic primary by voting early and often – because I can’t . . .
Teachout to be a Primary Candidate Against Cuomo
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Zephyr Teachout has beaten back Gov. Cuomo’s attempt to kick her off the Sept. 9 Democratic primary ballot.
A Brooklyn State Supreme Court judge ruled Monday that the longshot candidate meets the state Constitution’s five-year residency requirement for anyone seeking to become governor, handing a defeat to Cuomo’s legal team that charged she did not live in New York long enough.
“New York courts have recognized that, in our modern mobile society, an individual can have more than one bona fide residence,” Judge Edgar Walker wrote in the ruling.
“It is evident that since June 2009, Ms. Teachout has clearly ‘lived’ in New York, as that term is commonly understood, in order to pursue her career as a Fordham professor.”
Teachout, in a statement, hailed Walker’s decision.
“Today we beat the Governor and his old boys club in court,” Teachout said
“His two attempts to knock me off the ballot have failed — first by challenging my petition signatures, and second by challenging my residency. We won Rounds 1 and 2. Now it’s time for Round 3: a debate. New York Democrats deserve a debate between Andrew Cuomo and myself about the issues that real New Yorkers care about: schools, fracking, corruption and building a fair and strong economy.”
Teachout added: “There wasn’t supposed to be a primary in Andrew Cuomo’s New York. Game on.”
Cuomo’s campaign did not immediately comment.
Walker’s ruling came after a two day trial in which lawyers for Cuomo presented tax returns from 2009 and 2010 in which Teachout said she’d lived in the city for “zero months.” They also noted she did not obtain a New York’s driver’s license until just before she decided to run for governor.
Walker, however, said the evidence was not convincing enough to disqualify Teachout as candidate.
“Under the factual circumstances presented herein, the court finds that Ms. Teachout’s physical presence in New York after June, 2009, coupled with her expressed intent to remain here permanently is sufficient to establish New York State as her residence,” Walker wrote. “Petitioners have failed to establish , under the clear and convincing evidentiary standard, that Ms. Teachout did not reside in the state of New York after June, 2009.”
The decision comes a day before the city Board of Elections was to meet and make a decision about whether to print ballots with Teachout’s name for the September primary