Spitzer Nabs 27K Signatures in Comptroller Run Far more than required 3,750 By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Jul 12, 2013 3:46 AM CDT 23 comments Comments Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer is surrounded by media as he tries to collect signatures for his run for New York City comptroller in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Newser) – It takes 3,750 signatures to get on the ballot for New York City's comptroller race—and Eliot Spitzer already has some 27,000, he says. "Against the odds and all predictions, and in light of some who tried to thwart the effort, I am pleased to announce that we have collected more than 27,000 signatures in four days," he said last night, per the New York Post. The deadline for filing is just days away. Word is that backers of Spitzer's opponent in the race, Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer, may challenge the validity of Spitzer's documents. But Stringer himself has said that "throwing people off the ballot ... is not what I’m about."