Dems May Sue To Keep Arrested GOP Rep On Ballot

The Hill reports:

Democrats are threatening to take the GOP to court to keep Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), who’s been charged with insider trading, on the November ballot.

New York Democrats believe they have a better shot of flipping the ruby-red, Buffalo-area seat if the embattled congressman’s name stays on the ballot, and want to keep Republicans from replacing him with a potentially less-toxic candidate.

“Our contention and a lot of people’s contention is this is fraudulent to get him off the ballot,” Erie County Democratic Party Chairman Jeremy Zellner told The Hill on Tuesday. “This is borderline fraud,” Zellner added. “It is too late to get him off the ballot.”

Among the many Republicans suddenly vying for Collins’ spot on the ballot is the detestable Carl Paladino.