Zephyr Teachout, Democratic Primary Opponent of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Wins Lawsuit Over Residency

On August 11, a New York Supreme Court Justice in Albany ruled that Zephyr Teachout does meet New York’s State Constitutional requirement that governors and gubernatorial candidates must have resided in New York state for the preceding five years. Zephyr is the leading opponent of Governor Andrew Cuomo in the September Democratic gubernatorial primary. Here is the twelve-page decision, Weiss v Teachout, 700014/14.

Supporters of Cuomo had also challenged Teachout’s petition earlier this year, but had abandoned that tactic. She needed 15,000 signatures of enrolled Democrats and had submitted 45,000 signatures. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the link.

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