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Bid To Stop Election to Replace Disgraced Bronx Pol Andy King Fails Amid Typos

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Dec 18 – With a legal filing full of misspellings asking to enjoin an election or its results, a dozen constituents of ousted New York City Council member Andy King on Friday asked a Federal judge for a restraining order. It was denied. 

  U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Valerie E. Caproni, in a proceeding covered by Inner City Press, asked how the plaintiffs had standing. (King's own lawsuit against the City Council for ousting him 48-2 for misconduct had already failed). 

  The plaintiffs' Queens-based lawyer said these voters had a right to pick their representative. He said he has already put 40 hours into the case. 

  The complaint, which referred to Andy Young before the last name was stricken to King, asked for the "stooing" of the election to replace King.

  Judge Caproni declined to issue a preliminary injunction, and gave the City defendants until February 5 to answer or move to dismiss the complaint.

The case is Marchant et al v. De Blasio et al., 20-cv-10544 (Caproni)


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