PIZZOLATO'S LAWSUIT VS HIGHLAND SUPERVISOR HAAS URGES COURT TO INVALIDATE FOUR ABSENTEE BALLOTS
Updated: Jan 7, 2022
SUIT: TWO BALLOTS BELONG TO RELATIVES OF HAAS WHO LIVE IN FLORIDA; SON VOTED IN GENERAL ELECTION AND BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
John Pizzolato, the Democrat challenger who trails Town of Highland Supervisor Donald Jeff Haas (the Republican incumbent) by 25 votes as of Election Day, is calling on the State Supreme Court/ Sullivan County to invalidate the absentee ballots of four voters and to cancel the registrations of Kathleen S. Haas and Terrance M. Haas.
They are two of three Haas family voters that Pizzolato is asking the court to review.
According to the suit filed by Pizzolato today against Haas, the Sullivan County Board of Elections, and the four voters, Kathleen Haas and Terrance Haas are residents of the State of Florida "and do not have legitimate, significant and continuous attachment to and presence in the Town of Highland and are not bona fide residents therein."
In addition, the suit alleges that Josef J. Haas, the son of the supervisor, voted both in person in the November 2, 2021 general election and by absentee ballot.
The Board of Elections is scheduled to begin counting absentee ballots tomorrow (Tuesday, November 16), which will ultimately decide the winner in the Town of Highland supervisor race as well as the supervisor races in Thompson and Fallsburg.