Brooklyn Surrogate's Court 2005

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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Judge Lopez Torres Takes Lead

New York Law Journal 9/20/05
Judge Lopez Torres Takes Lead in Still Incomplete Count
— Daniel Wise
In a dramatic turnabout, Civil Court Judge Margarita Lopez Torres nudged 90 votes ahead of Supreme Court Justice Diana A. Johnson in the race for the Democratic nomination for surrogate in Brooklyn, according to the latest tally by the city Board of Elections yesterday. And in the race for Civil Court from District 6 in Brooklyn, the leader Cynthia Boyce saw her lead over Michael J. Gerstein dwindle to six votes. Only absentee ballots that were received yesterday or will be received in today's mail remain to be counted, said board spokesman Christopher Riley. To be valid an absentee ballot must have been postmarked by 12 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12. In addition, should the results be challenged in court, about 150 paper ballots have been set aside for judicial review, said Steven Richman, the board's counsel. Of those 150 ballots, about 65 have not yet been counted, he added. In the unofficial tally reported last Wednesday, Justice Johnson had led Judge Lopez Torres by 80 votes. Since last Wednesday, Ms. Boyce's lead has narrowed to six votes from 123. A third candidate in District 6 which covers Park Slope, Flatbush and neighboring communities, Ingrid Joseph, trails Mr. Gerstein by 118 votes. Meanwhile, former Supreme Court Justice Kristin Booth Glen has broadened her lead over Blank Rome partner Eve Rachel Markewich by 84 votes to 2,242 in a tight race for surrogate in Manhattan.


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I am glad a "minority" won it's representative; which I think now in New York hispanics are a majority rather that a minority.

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