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Letter: Judge eliminates two candidates

Former Huntington Town Highway Superintendent William Naughton is

Former Huntington Town Highway Superintendent William Naughton is shown in this file photo from July 19, 2013. Photo Credit: James Escher

I was deeply saddened and alarmed when I read about the recent decision by State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Pitts regarding the validity of voter petition signatures for two promising Democratic candidates for the Huntington Town Board ["Signatures sink primary bid," News, Aug. 6].

If a judge wasn't present when the voters signed the petitions and has no sworn statement from someone who was present, how can he rule about candidates chosen by the people?

Perhaps it's time for a photographic or video record of the petition process -- along with fingerprinting and DNA sample -- to substantiate the ink on the paper.

Robert W. Rockelein, Huntington

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