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New York State Education Commissioner Nullifies Hempstead School Board Results
Orders school district to hold special election for open seat
On May 21, the day after the school board elections, the Hempstead School District quickly called a meeting — without notifying district residents in advance — to inspect the absentee ballots. Twenty-one ballots were counted in favor of Ms. Cross and six were counted in favor of Ms. Touré, and the board announced that Ms. Cross won re-election, beating the challenger, Ms. Touré. On June 12, Ms. Touré filed a petition challenging the results and alleging Election Fraud, Abuse of Absentee Ballots and other improprieties, which impacted the recent School Board Election.
The Commissioner of Education ruled on July 20 that Ms. Cross must step down. The Hempstead School District filed a petition with the Commissioner’
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