A candidate for Lewiston town councilman has sued the Niagara County Board of Elections in an effort to reverse his apparent defeat in a Conservative Party primary.
Republican election commissioner Lucille L. Britt said Friday she had been served with court papers by William D. Broderick Sr., attorney for Michael F. Loree.
Arguments are to be heard by State Supreme Court Justice Jacqueline M. Koshian in Niagara Falls at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Broderick said.
Loree, who was one of the winners of the Republican primary for two available Council seats, also campaigned as a write-in candidate in the Conservative race, but lost by one vote.
The official tally was Darwin J. Langlois, 17; Paulette A. Glasgow, 12; and Loree, 11. The names of Langlois, who also won the GOP primary, and Mrs. Glasgow, an incumbent, were on the voting machine.
The Board of Elections disallowed three write-in votes cast for Loree. "Our contention is that two of those three votes should have been counted," Broderick said.
In documents filed Friday in State Supreme Court, Loree sought to "produce the protested and void votes, including the paper rolls on which they are contained."