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Candidate Survives Another Residency Challenge

Candidate Survives Another Residency Challenge

Albany, N.Y. — Zephyr Teachout has survived another attempt by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's supporters to knock her off next month's Democratic primary ballot.

A four-judge panel on Wednesday upheld a lower-court ruling and rejected arguments from Cuomo supporters that Teachout didn't meet the five-year residency requirement.

The challenge was brought by two men listed online as Cuomo campaign interns. They noted in court papers that Teachout listed a Vermont address on documents in 2012 and obtained a New York driver's license this spring.

A Cuomo campaign spokesman says there are no plans to appeal Wednesday's decision.

 

Teachout says she moved to New York City in 2009 to take a job as a law professor at Fordham University. She says Cuomo wanted to keep her off the ballot to silence opposition.

 

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