Reports of Eliot Spitzer being unable to garner the required 3,750 signatures to run for NYC comptroller turned out to be a bit premature. The New York Daily News reports that Spitzer showed up at the Board of Elections personally on Thursday with around 27,000 signatures, well above the required amount.
According to the Daily News, Spitzer showed up around 10:30pm with boxes of signatures. There was the belief that if Spitzer barely reached the signature requirement of 3,750 he would still be in jeopardy of not being able to run. Some of the signatures will likely be rejected, but with such a large amount of signatures, that is not expected to be a problem.
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