[lpny_manhattan] RE: [ManhattanLibertarians] Re: New York Election DOES NOT STATE that the witness to a petitions must be a member of a political party

I have addressed that provision in my brief. Here is what I say:

*As the hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday, counsel for the Board
of Elections stated that this provision of New York Law has been found to
be Constitutional in three federal cases. However, I have been able to
locate and look up two of those three cases and have found that they do not
apply to my case.*

*The main case cited by Counsel for the Board of Elections is Maslow v.
Board of Elections in City of N.Y. , 658 F.3d 291 (2d Cir. 2011) citing
N.Y. State Bd. of Elections v. Lopez-Torres, 552 U.S. 196, 128 S.Ct. 791,
798, 169 L.Ed.2d 665 (2008) *

*However, the Maslow case is completely different from the case presented
here. The Maslow case involved Democrats who wanted to register Republicans
to run as Republican candidates. For example a bunch of Democrats could
collect and submit petitions on behalf of a candidate who is likely to be
disruptive to the opponent's elections. Naturally, the Republicans would
want these people kept out.*

*However, in my case the petitioners were a random collection of
semi-homeless Democrats, Libertarians and Blanks who were unemployed and
simply wanted a job. They had no idea about raiding an opposing party. In
the Maslow case, Lori Maslow, the good wife, wanted to be able to circulate
petitions on behalf of her husband, Aaron Maslow should he ever decide to
run for election as a Republican, even though she is a Democrat. She
claimed the Constitutional Right to Associate with the Republican Party
even though she was not a member of that Party. Her application failed for
obvious reasons.*

*In fact, Aaron Maslow has never run for office as a Republican and Lori
Maslow has never circulated petitions for him as a Democrat, so there was
no actual case or controversy.*