The following statement was issued by Assemblyman Dov Hikind:
“As a response to the shenanigans of a few bloggers speculating on who I voted for in the recent special election, I feel it’s important to set the record straight.
“I like Lew Fidler. That’s why I did not endorse anyone. Lew is a decent guy who has helped the Jewish community. In light of the 60+ rabbonim who said it was prohibited to vote for him because of his stance on [same gender] marriage – as well as the urging from my own rebbe, Rabbi Yisroel Belsky of Yeshivah Torah Vodaath, to support David Storobin – I had no choice but to vote my conscience and I voted for David Storobin.
“I call upon the Board of Elections to make my absentee ballot public and set the record straight once and for all.”