The Onondaga County Board of Elections agreed on Monday to not deny Rep. Dan Maffei the Working Families Party line in his re-election run.

Republicans earlier this month filed a challenge to petition signatures witnessed by Kane Miller, arguing was registered to vote in two states, North Carolina and Georgia.

But the BOE in Onondaga County found “significant documentation” to keep the labor-backed ballot line.

“We are pleased but not surprised by the Onondaga County Board of Elections’ bipartisan, unanimous decision to confirm Kane Miller’s status as a duly registered voter,” said Frank Hoare, the Albany-based election lawyer representing Maffei. “The Onondaga County Board of Elections’ decision noted that ‘significant documentation’ was submitted to indicate and verify Mr. Miller’s address as a resident of the 24th Congressional District. The Onondaga County Board of Elections’ decision reaffirms that representatives of the Maffei campaign followed the letter and spirit of the law and had the proper qualifications to collect the requisite signatures to qualify for the Working Families Party ballot line.”

The WFP also cheered the ruling for Maffei as well.

“The Onondaga County Board of Elections made the right decision. This political stunt by John Katko and his Tea Party allies is a waste of time and taxpayer dollars. Maffei’s campaign has the endorsement of the Working Families Party and the signatures necessary to appear on the Working Families Party line on the ballot this fall,” said Bill Lipton, State Director of the Working Families Party, in a statement.

Maffei’s GOP opponent, John Katko, has the GOP, Conservative and Independence Party lines.