Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Congressman Murphy on the Republican Ballot Challenges

In an article in the Register-Star, Congressman Scott Murphy (D-Glens Falls) said "the Columbia County Republican Party’s legal challenges of 66 absentee ballots from second homeowners in the town of Tagkanic “irresponsible” and a “waste of time.”

“These persistent efforts to keep people disenfranchised is wrong,” Murphy said. “Everyone needs to be allowed to vote.”

Murphy said spending that much of a community’s money fighting a legal battle over residency issues that have been clearly defined on previous occasions is irresponsible. “The people behind it should stop wasting taxpayer’s money,” Murphy said. “The only people who are making any money on this are the lawyers who are stoking this stuff up.”

Read the full article in the Register-Star