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Believe it or don’t: this year’s messy battle over ballot access in Nassau County is not over.


One of those battle involves Democratic insurgent Francesca Carlow of Plainview against Democratic favorite David Mejias of Farmingdale — arrested Wednesday night over an incident with his ex-girlfriend — in the Democratic Primary to challenge Republican incumbent Kemp Hannon in the 6th SD.


Courts have kept Carlow on the ballot, but the Appellate Division sent the case back to state Supreme Court in Mineola late Wednesday for further line-by-line challenges to her nominating petitions.

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Justice Anthony Marano, the supervising judge of Nassau courts, was trying Thursday to assemble all the attorneys involved to get the process back on track.


Meanwhile, there were still Tax Revolt petition challenges pending Thursday in the courtroom of Justice Uta Wolf Lally, and there was another petition matter in progress down the hall before Justice Dana Winslow involving Conservative hopeful Dan Maloney in the 4th CD (incumbent Democrat Carolyn McCarthy’s seat.)


Reminder to all: the primary is Sept. 14th.