Jamaal Bowman’s Campaign Responds to Engel’s Lawsuit on Absentee Ballots

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Luke Hayes: "Eliot Engel’s unnecessary lawsuit would not only further delay the results for our district, but could also wind up disenfranchising voters. We're not going to stand by and let that happen."
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Jamaal Bowman's recent primary victory is facing a new lawsuit challenge by Eliot Engel.

Wednesday, the NYC Board of Elections announced that it would take as long as early August to count all the votes cast in the Bronx during this past primary election, and Eliot Engel and his team filed a lawsuit to allow him to challenge decisions about whether or not an absentee vote should count.

Bowman campaign manager Luke Hayes responded with this statement:

"Eliot Engel’s unnecessary lawsuit would not only further delay the results for our district, but could also wind up disenfranchising voters. We're not going to stand by and let that happen, which is why we built a legal team to take on these challenges and make sure every single vote is counted.

“Jamaal is ready to represent the people of New York's 16th District — in fact, he has already been using this time to work with the community. But, because of this lawsuit, that important work is being put on hold so Jamaal can work with our legal team to make sure everything is squared away.”

While votes are still being counted, Jamaal holds a clear, decisive lead over Eliot Engel from the votes that have already been counted. Multiple news outlets confirmed the lead and have called the race in favor of Jamaal.

About Jamaal Bowman

Jamaal Bowman has been an educator and advocate for public schools for over 20 years and most recently served as principal for the Cornerstone Academy for Social Action (CASA), a public middle school he founded in 2009 in the Baychester neighborhood of The Bronx. Dr. Bowman ran in New York’s 16th Congressional District's Democratic Primary, rejecting all corporate PAC and lobbyist contributions, and is the likely nominee. He is a life-long New Yorker who now lives in Yonkers with his wife and their three kids.

 

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