NEW YORK, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clyde Williams' candidacy for New York's 13th Congressional District was challenged by allies of Keith Wright, just days after recent controversies surrounding the activities of the NYC Board of Elections during the April 19th Democratic Presidential primary. While specific objections against Clyde Williams' petitions were filed, they did not meet the numerical threshold required to invalidate Williams' candidacy.
Campaign Manager Rakim Brooks commented, "We gathered 4x the number of signatures required to get on the ballot." Further, Clyde Williams said, "I'm looking forward to an election focused on ideas and the future of our community."
Keith Wright, one of six candidates running to replace Congressman Charlie Rangel, has a long history of exerting political influence at the Board of Elections, posing an inherent conflict of interest in the conduct of the June 28th Congressional primary.
Said Brooks, "Clyde is gaining tremendous momentum in NY-13, so we understand fully why there is a desire to halt his candidacy. However, we are fully confident in the signatures submitted on our petitions. They were gathered by dozens of Democrats who volunteered to make a difference in their community. They supported Clyde and we intend to fully support them. We will fight any attempt to undermine their efforts tooth and nail – including appealing to the U.S. Attorney and the Department of Justice if need be."
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