Sharpe Files Petition To Be On State Ballot

ALBANY – A State Board of Elections spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Libertarian Gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe officially filed petitions to be included on the 2018 ballot to challenge incumbent Andrew Cuomo.
The state will certify the ballot on Oct. 1, the spokeswoman said. Sharpe needed 15,000 signatures to be included in the statewide ballot.
Libertarian Party of New York Chairman Jim Rosenbeck reported that Sharpe’s volunteers collected 30,147 signatures.
The Libertarian Party will be included on the ballot, pending any challenges from Republicans or Democrats.

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Some campaign volunteers have indicated to WNYNewsNow that challenges are expected. The State spokeswoman said there is a three-day window to post challenges to the petitions.
Sources said having more than double the required signatures will make it difficult for any political challenges to be successful.
The Libertarian slate includes Sharpe for Governor, Andrew Hollister for Lt. Governor, Chris Garvey for Attorney General, and Cruger Gallaudet for Comptroller.

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  1. Make New York the “Empire State” again with Larry Sharpe for Governor. #fireAndrew

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