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Choolokian campaign declines to file legal challenge in race against Dyster

Councilman Glenn A. Choolokian's campaign for Niagara Falls mayor will not file a lawsuit challenging the results of the Democratic primary.

As I reported on Twitter yesterday, Choolokian's campaign would not initiate a legal challenge to the Niagara County Board of Election's results of the race with incumbent Paul A. Dyster.

Sam Archie, Choolokian's campaign manager, said the campaign had until 5 p.m. Wednesday to file a lawsuit. Archie said the campaign did not have the resources to pay a lawyer for the work.

Last Friday, absentee and affidavit ballots in the race were counted in Lockport and showed Dyster with a 65-vote lead over Choolokian. Choolokian did not concede the race that night, saying he would take the weekend to consider his options.

Having already declared victory on primary night, Dyster again Friday declared victory in the race.

Dyster will face Republican John G. Accardo in the general election Nov. 3.

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