A Republican City Council candidate in Brooklyn said he may not get on the ballot because a Republican operative working for a Democrat in the race isn’t handing over his petitions in time for the midnight deadline tonight.
The Republican candidate, George Smith, is running for Bill de Blasio’s seat in Brooklyn, and said operative Gerry O’Brien hasn’t turned over signatures he needs.
“He’s trying to knock me off the ballot,” said Smith. “He told everyone he’d return them on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday. Then at 9 a.m. this morning. We know what he’s doing.”
O’Brien, who is working for Democratic candidate Josh Skaller, denied the charge.