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Brown Says Paladino's Claims Are Nonsense

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says accusations of alleged election fraud are "nonsense." Brown overwhelmingly defeated South District Council member Michael Kearns Tuesday.

Developer Carl Paladino is accusing the Brown campaign of intimidating poll watchers and buying votes by handing out vouchers and groceries. Paladino claims voter fraud occurred at some inner-city polling districts that stayed open past 9:00pm to accommodate a long line of voters. The Mayor says citizens were eager to cast their vote.

The mayor's spokesman tells WBFO News he believes a Kearns campaign poll watcher witnessed senior citizens leaving with groceries from the New Covenant Church -- one of the polling places. Peter Cutler says the church has a food bank and makes deliveries on Tuesday.