From the Daily News:
New York's infamously archaic and exacting petition rules have claimed another victim - this time in the form of would-be public advocate, Councilman Bill de Blasio.
In this case, the problem was that de Blasio's cover sheet claimed there were 131 volumes of petitions, when in reality there were 132.
This may seem trivial, but it was sufficient grounds for the rejection of all the Brooklyn Democrat's 125,000+ signatures.
The fact that he has raised more than $1.3 million and landed endorsements from a slew of unions, the labor-backed Working Families Party, the Rev. Al Sharpton and numerous elected officials all over the city makes no difference in this case.
Now the only way de Blasio can get onto the ballot is via a judge's ruling.