B.O.E. Kicks Sundwall Off the Ballot; Sundwall Says Challenges Are ‘Politically Motivated’

ALBANY—The commissioners of the State Board of Elections voted to remove Eric Sundwall from the ballot, just before  the special election to replace succeed Kirsten Gillibrand in Congress.
Spokesman Bob Brehm said the decision was unanimous.
Sundwall has three days to appeal. He did not attend the proceedings, because he is in Dutchess County court fighting another challenge to his candidacy.
I reached him by phone this morning, and he said that 2,000 signatures invalidated because of what he described as a “Byzantine, archaic election law.”
Sundwall needed 3,500 signatures, but only 2,944 were found valid.
He blames his legal woes at least indirectly on the Republican candidate, Jim Tedisco, whose campaign has denied any involvement with challenges mounted against him by private individuals affiliated with the Conservative Party.

B.O.E. Kicks Sundwall Off the Ballot; Sundwall Says Challenges Are ‘Politically Motivated’