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State Refuses To Stay Poughkeepsie School Election Results

A Poughkeepsie man's bid to stay the results of last spring's school board elections was denied this week by the state Department of Education.
A Poughkeepsie man's bid to stay the results of last spring's school board elections was denied this week by the state Department of Education. Photo Credit: saesfrance.org

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- An unsuccessful candidate has lost his bid to keep his rival from being seated on the city of Poughkeepsie’s school board, according to a report by The Poughkeepsie Journal.

Lance Hardy, who lost in May to Randy Johnson by 53 votes, had asked the state Education Department to stay the election results while it looked into questions over the handling of absentee ballots, The Poughkeepsie Journal reported

The stay, which would have kept Johnson off the board, was denied, but Hardy’s appeal is still in play, according to The Poughkeepsie Journal.

School district officials and the board's president, Ralph Coates, have both denied that there were any irregularities involving absentee ballots, The Poughkeepsie Journal story said.

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