Last Updated: 1:09 PM, July 31, 2011
Posted: 3:04 AM, July 31, 2011
New York Dems really are die-hards.
Three dead city residents from the same East Village housing complex rose from the grave last month to sign petitions in a hotly contested race for party positions.
Alfred Elkan, a German-born social worker, died in 1999, but on June 16 his ghostly signature appeared on a petition supporting Linda Belfer and Jeff Galloway, two allies of powerful Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver who are running to be district leaders in his 64th Assembly District.
The signatures of David Stone and George Karnet, who died in 2006 and early 2011, respectively, also mysteriously appeared, according to city records.
Deceased Dems usually tell no tales, but those and other discrepancies were noted by a rival party organization that hopes to knock Belfer and Galloway out of the Sept. 13 primary.
Just because you are dead does not mean you can't sign or vote in a primary or general election.
Before there was the "Oracle at Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli
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