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Dispute over Women's Equality Party has spread across the state

The legal fight over control of the Women's Equality Party has spread like a virus and is now being waged in more than a dozen trial courts, from Albany to Long Island to the Hudson Valley and to the Southern Tier and western New York.

The conflict also appears to have evolved.


Steven Russo, for the Democrats, argued that the laws for creating political parties aren't that clear and that dropping the line from November elections could threaten the WEP's existence.

"This is a fight over whether a party that received over 50,000 votes (in 2014) is going to exist," said Russo.

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