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Kaplowitz Takes Murphy to Court over Independence Line

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-- The Westchester Board of Elections certified that Terrence Murphy had secured enough signatures for a write-in spot on the Independence Party line, but his opponent, County Legislator Mike Kaplowitz, challenged the issue Friday in court.

“What we saw… in court is that he and his supporters arguably committed fraud,” Kaplowitz said. “We’re going to try and prove it that they fraudulently tried to get him on the write in ballot.”

Murphy, who said he wasn’t in the State Supreme courtroom on Thursday, said it was shown Friday in court that he had enough signatures to secure the write-in.

“I went out and got the application and got the 117 signatures, and they validated 97 of them. Mike even agreed with that today in court,” Murphy said. “Now this is just semantics. I don’t know what he’s afraid of, but this is just politics at its worst.”

Kaplowitz said, in the end, his record will stand out to voters more than having the Independence line.

“I’ve had the Independence line and then I’ve not had the Independence line, but this will be about my record,” Kaplowitz said. “It doesn’t matter. Come November, people vote and this has zero relevance to that."

Murphy said he wasn’t going to give up fighting for his spot to give voters a choice in the election.

“We’ve had enough,” he said. “I want to give people a choice this November.”

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