NYC Assemblyman Rebecca Seawright botches petitions again

You need to start calling her Seawrong.

Upper East Side Rep. Rebecca Seawright, who almost got disbarred from voting in 2020 over a paper error, was attacked again last week by the city’s Election Committee for flawed nomination motions.

The Manhattan Democrat received a noncompliance notice from the board on April 6, BOE deputy executive director Vincent M. Ignizio told The Post.

“I didn’t see the MP doing the work to help our neighbors directly, so I don’t know what she did when she didn’t fill out her paperwork correctly,” said Patrick Bobilin, a Democratic Socialist challenging Seawright for the nomination (and also made mistakes in his submissions, which have since been corrected).

Mistakes this time included not printing her name on the cover and omitting page numbers. The mistakes are “minor mistakes” that have already been fixed, said Ignizio, who added that several other candidates had made similar mistakes.

Small mistakes, however, can have big consequences under New York City’s famously archaic electoral laws. Seawright made headlines two years ago when she failed to submit cover sheets with her filing and was eventually booted from the Democratic and Working Families party’s voting lines. It was only after forming its own independent line that it managed to assert itself in the parliamentary elections.

NYS Assemblyman Rebecca Seawright
Manhattan Assembly member Rebecca Seawright was almost entirely removed from the 2020 ballot over a login error.
Daniel William McKnight

Team Seawright told The Post that the issues have been resolved.

“She is absolutely certified. It’s on the ballot. There are no problems at all as we are sitting here today,” a spokesman said. NYC Assemblyman Rebecca Seawright botches petitions again


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