From: Timesunion.com

Sanders campaign delivering signatures for NY ballot

Supporters rally as petitions arrive to put candidate on ballot

By Casey Seiler
February 4, 2016

Bernie Sanders supporters, including Steve Chagnon, seated center, rally outside the State Board of Elections as they await the filing of petitions Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 in Albany, NY.  (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union) Photo: John Carl D'Annibale / 10035264A
Bernie Sanders supporters, including Steve Chagnon, seated center, rally outside the State Board of Elections as they await the filing of petitions Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 in Albany, NY. (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union) Photo: John Carl D'Annibale

 

Albany - A group of around 80 supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' White House bid rallied Thursday outside the Pearl Street headquarters of the state Board of Elections as they awaited the arrival of boxes of petitions.

Once filed, the petitions will allow Sanders to run on the April 19 Democratic primary ballot in New York.

Statewide, Sanders' supporters — including the state Working Families Party — said they had collected roughly 85,000 signatures. The stack of boxes on the counter at the board's offices were arranged by congressional district as they were taken in by elections officials.

 Richard Sahr of East Nassau was one of the first petition-haulers to arrive at the fifth-floor offices. He spent a week collecting signatures in his predominantly rural stretch of the 19th Congressional District.

He described the general response to his outreach as "very positive."

"I went to one house where the guy went ballistic. ... 'He's a socialist! Are you crazy?'" Sahr said.

Volunteers in the sprawling 19th district, which stretches from Rensselaer County to Poughkeepsie, ended up collecting around 4,000 signatures, Sahr said — far above the initial goal of 500.

Sahr said he had to revisit about 15 people after he discovered he had mistakenly been given a New York City petition form.

Hillary Clinton's team reported filing roughly the same number of signatures.

 

Bernie Sanders supporters carry boxes of petitions into  the State Board of Elections Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 in Albany, NY.  (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union) Photo: John Carl D'Annibale / 10035264A
Bernie Sanders supporters carry boxes of petitions into the State Board of Elections Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 in Albany, NY. (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union) Photo: John Carl D'Annibale

 

Bernie Sanders supporter Javier Anderson of Irvington delivers boxes of petitions to the State Board of Elections Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 in Albany, NY.  (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union) Photo: John Carl D'Annibale / 10035264A
Bernie Sanders supporter Javier Anderson of Irvington delivers boxes of petitions to the State Board of Elections Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 in Albany, NY. (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union) Photo: John Carl D'Annibale

 

Robin Gray, left, of Albany, and Mike Jurkovic of Wallkill join Bernie Sanders supporters as they rally outside the State Board of Elections as they await the filing of petitions Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 in Albany, NY.  (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union) Photo: John Carl D'Annibale / 10035264A
Robin Gray, left, of Albany, and Mike Jurkovic of Wallkill join Bernie Sanders supporters as they rally outside the State Board of Elections as they await the filing of petitions Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 in Albany, NY. (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union) Photo: John Carl D'Annibale

 

Bernie Sanders supporters rally outside the State Board of Elections as they await the filing of petitions Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 in Albany, NY.  (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union) Photo: John Carl D'Annibale / 10035264A
Bernie Sanders supporters rally outside the State Board of Elections as they await the filing of petitions Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 in Albany, NY. (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union) Photo: John Carl D'Annibale

 

Bernie Sanders supporters deliver boxes of petitions to  the State Board of Elections Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 in Albany, NY.  (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union) Photo: John Carl D'Annibale / 10035264A
Bernie Sanders supporters deliver boxes of petitions to the State Board of Elections Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 in Albany, NY. (John Carl D'Annibale / Times Union) Photo: John Carl D'Annibale




Officers

BOARD OF GOVERNORS

  1. Hon. Eric Adams
  2. George Arzt
  3. Lance Bass
  4. John Blair
  5. Mark Benoit
  6. Hon. Rodneyse Bichotte
  7. Hon. Jonathan Bing
  8. Robin Byrd
  9. Hon. Gale Brewer
  10. Christian Campbell
  11. Gus Christensen
  12. Hon. Martin Connor
  13. Hon. Jon Cooper
  14. Wilson Cruz
  15. Hon. Laurie Cumbo
  16. Alan Cumming
  17. Valorie Curry
  18. Michael Czaczkes
  19. Hon. Bill de Blasio
  20. Jon Del Giorno
  21. Aries Dela Cruz
  22. Kyan Douglas
  23. Hon. Daniel Dromm
  24. James Duff
  25. Hon. Ronnie Eldridge
  26. Hon. Rafael Espinal
  27. Hon. Herman Farrell
  28. Hon. Alan Fleishman
  29. Hon. Dan Garodnick
  30. Dan Gettleman
  31. Emily Jane Goodman
  32. Hon. Mark Green
  33. Tony Hoffmann
  34. Hon. Brad Hoylman
  35. Binn Jakupi
  36. Hon. Letitia James
  37. Hon. Corey Johnson
  38. Camille Joseph
  39. Phillip Keane
  40. Greg Lambert
  41. Dodge Landesman
  42. Marc Landis
  43. Phillip McCarthy
  44. Matt McMorrow
  45. Michael Mallon
  46. Mike C. Manning
  47. Cathy Marino-Thomas
  48. Hon. Carlos Menchaca
  49. Hon. Rosie Mendez
  50. John Cameron Mitchell
  51. Donny Moss
  52. Barry Mullineaux
  53. Hon. Paul Newell
  54. Denis O'Hare
  55. Noah Pfefferbilt
  56. Josue Pierre
  57. Bob Pontarelli
  58. Billy Porter
  59. Randy Rainbow
  60. Hon. Jenifer Rajkumar
  61. Hon. Gustavo Rivera
  62. Hon. Helen Rosenthal
  63. Maer Roshan
  64. Toby Russo
  65. Bill Samuels
  66. James Sansum
  67. Scott Sartiano
  68. Hon. Arthur Schwartz
  69. Lynn Schulman
  70. Frank Selvaggi
  71. Rev. Al Sharpton
  72. Hon. Jo Anne Simon
  73. Tom Smith
  74. Anne Strahle
  75. Hon. Scott Stringer
  76. Wayne Sunday
  77. Hon. Bill Thompson
  78. Hon. Matt Titone
  79. Hon. Ritchie Torres
  80. Sam Underwood
  81. Derek Walker
  82. Jessica Walter
  83. Patricia Nell Warren
  84. Wil Weder
  85. Seth Weissman
  86. Mel Wymore
  87. Emma Wolfe
  88. Hon. Keith Wright
  89. Zephyr Teachout