General Objection filed by Albert Dedicke against Sam Sloan

I went to the Board of Elections on Thursday, September 12, to find out exactly what Albert Dedicke had filed to stop me from becoming a candidate for election to US Congress. What I found was that he had filed a "General Objection" to my candidacy on August 23, 2002 at 1:54 PM. Here is a copy of his General Objection.

Since Albert Dedicke lives in Mt. Morris New York, which is near Rochester and is 313 miles from New York City, it seems unlikely that he acted alone. Somebody must have brought his General Objection down to the Board of Elections and had it clocked in. He had not revealed who that person was and I feel that he should reveal this information.

Albert Dedicke is the Chairman of a committee. The Chairman of any committee cannot or should not act against the wishes of the committee. The State Committee has ten members. (Does that mean that one has resigned? I do not see Lloyd Wright on the list. ).

Specific Objections by Albert Dedicke
General Objections by Albert Dedicke

Of those ten, I know of five who would have objected to, opposed or expressed disagreement with this action, had they been asked or consulted about this before Albert Dedicke took this action.

On another subject, at the Board of Elections I asked about the report I have heard that Tom Golisano is going to take the place of Andrew Cuomo as a Liberal Party Candidate and also that he wants the Libertarian Party line as well. Mr. Richmond, Legal Counsel for the Board of Elections, told me that Andrew Cuomo has not yet notified the Board of Elections that he is withdrawing from the race. If he does withdraw, another candidate can take his place only if one of three things happens:

1. The candidate dies
2. The candidate is nominated for a judgeship
3. The candidate moves out of state.

The receptionist at the Board of Elections told me confidentially that this happens all the time. One year, he said, the Conservative Party had a candidate for every position on the ballot, but, before the election, they sold all their slots other candidates.

Sam Sloan

Chairperson, Libertarian Party of New York

13 Lake St. - Mt. Morris, NY 14510
Home Phone 585-658-3017 - Email
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August 23, 2002

General Office,
Board of Elections
32 Broadway
New York, N.Y. 10004

Dear Board of Elections,

This letter is to present the Specifications of Objections to the petition submitted by Sam Sloan, 39-75 56th St. Apt. 5A, Woodside, N.Y. 11377, a candidate for the 7th U.S. Congressional District. I filed a General Objection on Friday, August 23, 2002 by mail.

My Specific Objections are as follows:

1. Mr. Sloan did not receive the endorsement, approval, or permission of the Libertarian Party of New York, or of any of its chapters, to use the Libertarian Party name and logo. He does not have the permission or authority to represent the Libertarian Party of New York.

2. Mr. Sloan did not submit the proper number of signatures to be placed on the ballot. His petition contains 190 signatures, far below the requirement of 3,500 for this office.


Albert Dedicke
Libertarian Party of New York

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