YONKERS, NY — August 6, 2013 — It was
last Thursday, standing before the Honorable Judge Connolly that Liam
McLaughlin, Republican designee for Yonkers City Council President was
fortuitous in undermining his opponent’s challenge of his effort denying Grace
Borrani’s credentials to challenge him in a Primary battle in September 2013.
McLaughlin was able to make moot Borrani’ contentions before the court in a
process that consumed a few hours time. Judge Connolly denied Borrani’s
challenge; McLaughlin eviscerated a potential Primary battle in September.
Monday, August 5, 2013, before Judge Connolly the tables were turned. In the
Monday courtroom, McLaughlin asked the court to afford him an “Opportunity to
Ballot” on the Conservative Party line. Hugh Fox, Jr., Chairman of the party
has weeks earlier designated Borrani the Conservative Party designation. In
order for the party to recognize her standing before the Conservative Party,
Borrani needed to gain a Wilson Pakula. A Wilson Pakula is an authorization
given by a political party to a candidate for public office in the State of New York
which allows a candidate not registered with that party to run as its candidate
in a given election. Borrani was granted a Wilson Pakula and was named the
Conservative Party designee.
McLaughlin is like Borrani a registered
Republican. An “Opportunity to Ballot” to permit party members to write in a
candidate for office who is someone other than the designee. It is said that
the McLaughlin campaign is presently counting their supporters eclipse the
Borrani supporters by over 100 votes. Borrani could not hold back McLaughlin’s
right for an “Opportunity to Ballot” effort. Borrani and McLaughlin with face
each other in a Primary duel in September.
McLaughlin therefore hold two line and
has the potential to win a third. Borrani is treading water in her effort to
hold onto the Conservative Party designation