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Board of Elections cuts NY21 candidate list

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Albany/HV: Board of Elections cuts NY21 candidate list
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Where once there were three, the race for New York's 21st Congressional District may now see just one party primary.

The State Board of Elections ruled Wednesday that Democratic hopeful. Stephen Burke is 134 petitions short of appearing on a primary ballot. The board found 175 of Burke's 1,291 signatures to be invalid. Burke's last chance to appear on the ballot will come Monday when he appears before State Supreme Court.

He plans to argue that petitions ruled invalid because of marks on signatures should be counted. Burke is hoping to force a primary with party-backed candidate Aaron Woolf.

Meanwhile, Donald Hassig is off the Green Party ballot after the board of elections ruled his petitions came in late. That leaves Matthew Funiciello as the only Green candidate.

There will still be a Republican primary between party-backed candidate Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny.

They're set to debate right here on Time Warner Cable News on May 27 at 7 p.m. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP