From the NY Post:
Who's the Republican king of Queens?
Longtime GOP county Chairman Philip Ragusa and his perpetual challenger, Bart Haggerty, both claim the office.
Haggerty, who worked on Mayor Bloomberg's re-election campaign last summer, filed papers with the Board of Elections saying he was voted chairman of the Queens County GOP on Oct. 3 at a Flushing reception hall.
That's the same date and location that Ragusa says he was re-elected.
"I opened the meeting as the sitting chair, and after all the votes were cast and counted, I was declared chairman of the executive committee and chairman of Queens County," Ragusa said.
But Haggerty insists he won -- and alleges that Ragusa's team used a faulty counting system.
"I believe I was elected, and I am operating as chair," Haggerty told The Post.
The Queens GOP relies on a weighted vote system that doesn't comply with state law, Haggerty said. But Haggerty once tried to litigate that point and his case was dismissed, said a lawyer for the Queens Republicans.