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16th A.D.: Candidate answers a residency query
New York's constitution requires that, to qualify for the State Legislature, a candidate must reside in the state for five years "immediately preceding his or her election." Five years ago, in November 2007, GOP Assembly candidate Richard Stiek voted in New Jersey, where he'd lived. But also that year, records show Stiek associated with his current residence in Port Washington, where he...