de Blasio Petition Crisis Settled; Gerson (and now Jackson!) Still Waiting
The petition problems of Bill de Blasio (pictured) have been settled with the Board of Elections and he's back on the Democratic primary ballot for the public advocate nomination. No word yet about councilmember Alan Gerson, whose petition rejection we announced earlier and whose case is supposed to be considered by the BOE today. Meanwhile it seems another petition-challenged pol has turned up: councilmember Robert Jackson. His team had inaccurately numbered their petition volumes, as had de Blasio's; Jackson says he made the correction, Azi Paybarah reports, but the Board requires certification that an authorized person made the change. He's over there working on it now.
Update: Jackson was reinstated, Gerson was not -- see here.
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