Judge rejects appeal in Port Chester cumulative-voting case
U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe has rejected an appeal of a consent decree that set up a cumulative-voting system in Port Chester.
In Dec. 2009, Port Chester officials signed a consent decree establishing a cumulative-voting system for village elections.
The lawyers hired by the Village Board admit they can't go any further in district court. However, they say they will ask a higher federal court to take up the case.
If the federal appeals court does not take up the case, the current cumulative voting-system in Port Chester will remain in place until June 2016.
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