The political class cost 164 residents in Lewis County their most precious right in a free society.....Their vote..
Due to haggling over nominations for judge for the Independence Party line and then due to a printing error by the Board of Elections, voters inadvertantly were marking their votes for Supreme Court justice on the Indy line although a court earlier had ruled there are no valid candidates nominated by that minor party on Line E of the ballot.
The error was discovered during the day Tuesday and a notice was placed at each polling place.
The reaction will be "oops, so what" but the impression voters get is "does my vote matter ?"
What if this had happened in Onondaga County, where the number of lost votes might have mattered ?
Voters are told 'too bad Charley'.
Watertown Daily Times Error cost Lewis judge candidate 164 votes, but not election