FLUSHING — Democratic District Leader and City Council candidate James Wu said one of his petition volunteers was attacked and had a clipboard with personal information from hundreds of voters stolen Sunday.
Wu said a 19-year-old volunteer with his campaign was collecting signatures for the district leader’s bid to replace Councilman John Liu (D-Flushing) Sunday when a man ran up behind him, knocked him to the ground and stole his clipboard containing information on between 200 and 300 Democratic voters in the area.
According to Wu, who filed a police report, police were investigating the case as a grand larceny.
Because all that was stolen from the volunteer was the clipboard, containing about 200 signatures to get Wu on the ballot for September’s Democratic primary, Wu believes it may have been a politically motivated attack.
Anyone with information on the incident can anonymously contact the 111th Precinct at 718-279-5295.
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