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Enslow Independence petition survives in Waterloo

Republican Michael Enslow filed two Independence Party petitions for county supervisor from the town of Waterloo.

His first petition, filed April 1, contained 14 signatures, five more than needed. But there were questions about the witness statement on the petition.

Enslow then circulated a second Independence Party petition with nine signatures, including six who signed the first petition. He filed that petition April 4.

A specific objection to the second petition was filed by Seneca County Democratic Party Chairman Ted Young, who said the six who signed both petitions should only be counted for the first petition. With those six names removed, he said only three valid signatures remained.

The county Board of Elections agreed and invalidated the second petition. But the first petition was upheld, so Enslow will remain on the Independence line, as will Democrat James Cleere.

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