Rumors throughout the district are that Margaret A. Chan’s narrow lead in yesterday’s vote for Civil Court Judge in Manhattan’s Second District is mired in irregularities and may be challenged by one or both of her opponents, David Cohen and Andrea Masley.
Complaints about Chan’s election day operation range from paying off rival campaign workers to go AWOL to tinkering with the voting process itself. We will pursue the story as the week goes by, and will provide responses from all the campaigns. Expect the story to be picked up by the major news sources in town by Monday, when the paper and absentee ballots are counted.
At this point Chan is leading Cohen by fewer than 50 votes.