ALBANY—Eric Sundwall’s bid for Congress may, after all, be thwarted.
Hearing officers at the State Board of elections have determined that Sundwall has 2,944 valid signatures, less than the 3,500 he needs to stay on the ballot, according to B.O.E. spokesman Bob Brehm.
The four commissioners will meet Wednesday to determine whether to “amend” the ballot and take Sundwall’s name off the Libertarian line. He was bounced from the ballot in 2006.
Despite his third-party status, Sundwall has made his mark on the race; he participated in a televised debate last Thursday as the sole counterpoint to Democratic candidate Scott Murphy.
Sundwall didn’t return calls seeking comment, but told the Post-Star that his lawyers are reviewing the decision.