This is either a new precedent, or an old one that I had never been aware of before.

But it’s right here from the horses’s mouth: New York declares that state nomination petitions, if criminally tampered with per State law, lie under the jurisdiction of federal law, not state law, if those petitions are for federal office.  The local jurisdiction (town police in town where destruction occurred) referred me to the NY State Board of Elections, mistakenly believing the state, since the town didn’t, held jurisdiction.  But here we have the state officially notifying me that if the town does not have jurisdiction, then the Feds do (on the basis that the nomination petitions are for federal office).

I had no idea, but it’s definitely true.  See below:


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