Although the race for Somerset Supervisor is over, things continue to remain interesting in this section of Niagara County. Niagara Times has learned that former Somerset Supervisor John Sweeney has filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Postal Service against an employee of the Barker post office.
From what we have learned, Sweeney is alleging that the long time employee of the post office intentionally withheld Sweeney's political mail days before the election in an attempt to inhibit the mail's timely delivery at election time. Sweeney apparently believes that this action by the postal employee cost him the election.
Sweeney, as you may recall, lost his bid for Somerset Supervisor to incumbent Rich Meyers in a very tightly contested race. The outcome came down to a count of absentee ballots which ultimately gave Meyers a 10 vote victory over Sweeney.
This will certainly be interesting to follow. We'll keep you posted as more details emerge.