Hempstead special school board election ends

Voters casted their ballots Tuesday in a special school board election in the troubled Hempstead School District. The special election for the school board was ordered by the state education commissioner

News 12 Staff

Oct 29, 2014, 6:02 AM

Updated 3,519 days ago

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Voters casted their ballots Tuesday in a special school board election in the troubled Hempstead School District.
The special election for the school board was ordered by the state education commissioner following allegations of voter fraud after the original election back in May.
Maribel Touré had challenged the vote against Betty Cross in May, accusing Cross of voter fraud using absentee ballots.
There was also controversy over fliers being distributed that say: "Don't let English become a second language in Hempstead. Vote for Betty Cross."
The Touré campaign told News 12 that the flier is a "dirty trick" meant to confuse voters. Cross' campaign manager says they feel the flier is "telling the truth."
Because of the allegations of election fraud, the state attorney general monitored the election.
According to a spokesperson for the Hempstead School District, results from Tuesday's election will be available on Wednesday.


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