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Count of Previously Uncounted Votes in New York State Senate Race Reverses the Original Outcome

Published on January 18, 2013, by in General.

On January 18, the remaining uncounted votes in New York’s 46th State Senate district were counted. Whereas the original count had found a narrow victory for George Amedore, the Republican-Conservative-Independence nominee, now that the remaining ballots have been counted, there is an even narrower victory for the Democratic-Working Families nominee, Cecilia Tkaczyk. See this story.

The reason there were approximately 100 uncounted ballots until this month is that, due to election official error, those ballots had originally been determined invalid. However, last week New York state courts ruled that the ballots were valid and should be counted.

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  1. About 800 votes were challenged in that race, for various reasons. These 99 challenged ballots were appealled by the Democratic candidate mainly because they were almost all Democratic votes that had been challenged by Republican election lawyers. The state’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, refused to look at the case because the whole mess was more than they could stomach. So the Democrat now wins, and 700 votes will go uncounted because they don’t matter either.

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