YORKTOWN, NY – Twice in two weeks Judge Larry Schwartz has denied attempts to stop Yorktown from installing additional handicap parking spaces at Town Hall. Lawsuits have been brought by Yorktown Democratic Chairman Elliot Crowe and Town Clerk Diana Quast. In a last ditched attempt, that voters have yet to understand, the political duo are now bringing the issue to the Appellate Court which is only delaying voters from receiving the notice from the Westchester County Board of Elections of the polling place change.
Yorktown Republican Party Chairman Matt Slater said, “Enough is enough. Voters and taxpayers are being treated like a political football on an issue that has been agreed upon by the Democratic and Republican Commissioners of the Board of Elections and adjudicated by the New York State Supreme Court. For everyday Diana Quast and her radical operatives continue these ridiculous lawsuits it is another day voters go without being properly notified of their location change. If our counterparts want a debate on voter suppression they only need to ask themselves why they are wasting taxpayer dollars and delaying these notices from being sent?”
In 2015, more than 36% of the voting population was impacted by voting place changes. A majority of the districts were located in the northern part of town leaving voters scratching their heads asking why similar action was not taken then.
In the latest ruling Judge Schwartz stated, “…the Petitioner [Krowe] has failed to show by clear and convincing evidence the BOE’s decision to make the challenged polling site changes in anticipation of construction was an improper exercise of its discretion to selecte ‘alternative meeting place[s]’ where it finds a particular polling place ‘unsuitable or unsafe.’
Read the full ruling here. Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th.