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    This is outrageous!

    I get it, and I have no empathy for the people who got themselves arrested. Yet, it shows that the police have the tools at their disposal already. Even the WNBF article today can only cite examples that are already crimes. I fault the legislature for letting this pointless stunt get this far, in that it only served to mainstream PLOT's complaints and left LEOs in the middle of the resulting trouble. This should have never happened. I agree. Another example of the tone deaf judgment plaguing our local government. Apparently, 100 people showed up for this? It's because people are pissed. Far left protests I've seen around town usually bring in 10-15 people, mostly over the age 60.
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    This is outrageous!

    They mentioned a lot of vague "what ifs" and "I saw things on the news that happen in other places". You are correct that the law already provides options for handling this. The language proposed is blatantly unconstitutional, and as a taxpayer, I'm not interested in financing the county's legal defense if they're dumb enough to pass something that's obviously going to get them embroiled in a costly, losing appeals battle the first time anyone tries to enforce it.
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    What does Battisti do now ?

    He's a twitchy guy with a lot of energy, seems to get on with Birdie alright. I'd suggest he lead one of those aerobics classes for seniors, but his serial absenteeism would be an issue.
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    What does Battisti do now ?

    In another timeline, Paul is a very content and successful cable installer. Nobody expects him to show up on time, it doesn't matter that he got his degree from a scam school, and he doesn't have to handle money.
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    Election Night Thread

    I see the first 3,200 ballots are up. Roughly Korchak 40%, Gelson 35%, Battisti 25%. Many more ballots to go.
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    What does Battisti do now ?

    Maybe Debbie Preston can get him in at Price Chopper.
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    Election Night Thread

    That's exactly the thing. There's no guarantee a second count will be more accurate than the first, instead of less. I feel that the scanners are flawed: I very carefully made a dark, solid, circular mark for Korchak, and my vote was rejected as "ambiguous". I had to go back and draw over it again. However, the machine did warn me and give me an opportunity to correct it. I also believe the ballot design was terrible and that voting was like programming a cheap thermostat. I'm certain a lot of elderly voters screwed it up, but I also have no reason to believe that prejudiced one particular candidate over the other.
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    Election Night Thread

    This has been concerning to me the whole time, but I wasn't sure if I had the facts straight. It is possible that Battisti's team was simply incompetent in some way compared to Korchak's (shocked, shocked I tell you), but that is a surprising tilt.
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    Election Night Thread

    You're right. It's predominantly BOE's call but the statute says the courts can intercede, 9 CRR-NY § 6210.18(h), although I'd assume he needs to allege a specific error to justify it, not just that it was close. I'll be interested to see his filing.
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    A Rumor: Korchak has an additional 100 votes

    As an aside, when Fran mysteriously demanded to step down from his administrative position at SUNY Broome with almost no notice, leaving everyone hanging, there was quite a bit of backlash when he suggested a replacement to slide into his position overnight. The rules required a national search and impartial hiring process. If his allies in the administration at SUNY Broome try to rig up a bogus do-nothing position to keep his beclowned spawn afloat at taxpayer expense and bypass the proper hiring process, that should go straight to the Inspector General's office for a criminal official misconduct inquiry.
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    Election Night Thread

    My reading is that it's at the discretion of the Board of Elections. He knows they won't do it, it's a waste of money, so now he can cry that they stole his election forever. You're right, what am I thinking? He became Saul when he met Christine.
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    Election Night Thread

    Pretty sure his brother is down there. I guess this is the part of the show where he changes his name to Saul Goodman.
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    Election Night Thread

    I know some people think Akshar and Datta told him to lay low so he wouldn't put his foot in his mouth, but my suspicion is that it was all him skipping out, and that some important people are extremely angry with him right now. He handled this campaign the same way he handles everything, making excuses to put in the minimum amount of effort he could get away with, and it absolutely cost him the race. Nevermind taking the time to develop some nuanced positions for the debate. Even replying to those banal boilerplate voter information guides was just too much to ask. Right about the time he quit paying his bills five or six years ago, Paul had gotten rid of his answering service and just let everything go to voicemail. I don't think he even bothered to delete the messages. People were complaining that his inbox was full for years. I'd be amazed if it isn't full right now. We dodged a bullet, not just in terms of public corruption, but in terms of the complete chaos that would have fallen on that office. I'd say he's a screen door on a submarine, but it'd be more like taking the propeller off to make room for one.
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    Korchak "WINS" message to Paul & Francis Battisti

    So Cal Harris showed up at Fran's office? Like, unannounced? I'll bet Fran remembers that vividly.
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    Election Night Thread

    I've posted the math on here before that, if you bust out a calculator, there's a real possibility Paul was structuring his finances for a 2020-2021 bankruptcy filing, including his personal income taxes. Based on what I saw in the county clerk's records, he was dumping things in a way that that would be about when the cash would clear the lookback period for fraudulent conveyance, and when his mortgage would hit the homestead exemption. He could have taken out more equity on the mortgage at low interest, but apparently chose to pay IRS penalties instead. That would only make sense if you're just not planning to pay them. I suspect he's been planning this campaign since 2014. Hide all the cash, then go all-out to land a $200,000 salary or bust. He didn't think he'd get called out on his taxes and have to cover them to keep the plan alive. That had to be a massive setback, and you could see him running out of money in real time as he moved his office into a parking garage and stopped paying his limo company's insurance. Watch the public postings for that bankruptcy filing. I have seen the future.
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    Election Night Thread

    Of course he isn't. He owes Sonny too much money.
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    Election Night Thread

    I can actually hardly believe this happened. The Good Guys delivered and that's really something to be proud of.
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    A Rumor: Korchak has an additional 100 votes

    I think some have to remain sealed until challenges to their eligibility are settled. Battisti's people, including his aunt and father, were there running an object-a-thon trying to get ballots thrown out, and probably to pave the way for a lawsuit. As usual, I saw no sign of Paul himself. Gelson and Korchak were there in person. Even Mayor Bucci came in for it, along with state Libertarian Party chair.
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    A Rumor: Korchak has an additional 100 votes

    Korchak is declared the winner with 112 vote lead, something like 104 unopened ballots remaining. The state chair of the Libertarian Party came down to be there for the big moment. $10 says Battisti files some frivolous lawsuit.
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    A Rumor: Korchak has an additional 100 votes

    Korchak really looks like he's seen enough of this bullshit for one lifetime. I've said it before as a joke, but to carry this thing through like this with everything lined up against him? He really might be the toughest guy in Broome County. That's the kind of perseverance you'd expect in a Norse saga.
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    A Rumor: Korchak has an additional 100 votes

    Debra the Hutt's going to send Boba Fett after us for this.
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    This is outrageous!

    Universities are steady. Some state schools - including Binghamton - are actually seeing record enrollment. It's for-profit colleges and community colleges where things really fell off a cliff. There's a few different ways to look at that. Unemployment has been falling steadily since 2010, which probably means more high school graduates expect to be able to find acceptable jobs. I was told that community colleges expect to lose about 2% of their students for every 1% drop in unemployment. It might also mean more students who used to use community college as a stepping stone are going straight to university. Actually, I Googled about transfer enrollment and this was the first thing that came up, looks like close to a 10% drop:
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    This is outrageous!

    I'm reading the r/BinghamtonUniversity subreddit over lunch. Conrad's way out of the loop. There seems to be little, if any, sympathy for the "protest" among most students.
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    This is outrageous!

    Correct. Anybody working security at SUNY Broome - and most of the faculty, if they're being honest - will tell you what a disaster the programs to use SUNY Broome as a prep school for Binghamton University have been. Binghamton University is pushing back and wants them to spend two years at Broome instead of one because they're still not ready. Some of those kids are simply not ever going to be ready, but it's all about farming as much money as they can. They're reluctant to crack down because they don't want to chase away the cash cows and risk contracting instead of expanding.
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