9 Nov
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URGENT: Altschuler NY-1 Recount…Volunteers Needed

The Altschuler campaign is looking for volunteers to help with the upcoming Recount.   Please see the message below.

On election night, the local Board of Elections on Long Island prematurely declared Democrat Tim Bishop the winner in the congressional race in New York Congressional District 1 (Eastern Long Island) over Republican candidate Randy Altschuler, by several thousand votes. There are still approximately 10,000 absentee ballots which have not been counted.

We need your help to: 1) monitor the counting of the absentee ballots this week; 2) assist in opposing the recount of the paper ballots, or, alternatively, assist in the recount of those paper ballots.  While the schedule for all of this is still unfolding, we believe that the counting of the absentee ballots will begin on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at the Board of Elections office in Yaphank (the address for the Board of Elections is 70 County Road 21 (Yaphank Rd), Yaphank, NY – take exit 67 on the L.I.E., head south and it will be on the left before you cross over the railroad).

The count will most likely continue through at least Friday, November 19, 2010.  The Altschuler campaign needs as many volunteers as possible to oversee the counting of the absentee ballots on those days. We will be working in shifts, so if you are willing to help out, please let me know your availability to assist from Wednesday, November 17 through Friday, November 19.

The campaign is also planning to have a meeting of “Ballot” volunteers on Tuesday at 7:30 PM at Randy’s headquarters on Portion Rd. in Farmingville to set up a schedule, go over the procedures and discuss things to look for as the process goes along.

The call in number for tomorrow at 7:30 pm will be 605-475-4800 ext 605530#. There will also be some time in the morning of the count to confer before the counting actually begins.  Please let me know if you can be available to assist on Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday of this week.

Please respond to Howard Bergson at hmbergson@yahoo.com with your email addresses and cell phone numbers.

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