HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. -- A State Supreme Court has knocked Congresswoman Nan Hayworth off the Independence Party line after finding she didn’t submit 770 valid petitions.
Hayworth’s campaign submitted 814 signatures. But the court threw out 66 signatures that the Board of Election had deemed valid. This left Hayworth’s campaign with 748 valid signatures, which is 22 short of the required 770.
According to Hayworth's campaign attorney, they are going to appeal the ruling, saying, “We want to make sure that the Independent voters in the district have a place to vote, because they have been disenfranchised by this decision."