Shortly after being removed from the Democratic primary ballot for County Executive for a second time, Suffern mayor Dagan Lacorte has found support from an opponent in the same boat.
Vladimir Leon, another Dem hopeful who was removed from the ballot, expressed support for Lacorte—and chagrin for the system.
"Leon reached out to Mayor Lacorte in an effort to uphold the fair voting act where minorities are often disenfranchised by a system that is often filled with technicalities to help those with friends inside the system," officials with Lacorte's campaign told Patch, labeling the removals a "procedural defect."
"The system needs important reviews," Leon said. "People who have friends in the system use [them] to get themselves what they want."
Both Lacorte and Leon have pledged to continue their efforts, with Leon running a write-in campaign.
Lacorte has taken to his Twitter account in recent days, penning dispatches like: "David Fried's relentless efforts to stop the debate about our community's future represents everything that's wrong w our county govt."
Lacorte's first dismissal from the ballot came on the heels of a complaint by fellow Democrat and County Executive hopeful David Fried.