Posted: April 7, 2009
NY-20 congressional race: absentee ballots to be counted tomorrow
The Supreme Court of New York in Dutchess County has ordered the counting of absentee ballots in the NY-20 congressional race to begin Wednesday, April 8. The state Republican Party had argued that absentee ballots should be counted with military and overseas ballots which have until next Monday to arrive under a consent decree entered with the federal government. The court found that the order does not apply to regular absentee ballots and that the ballots should be counted immediately rather than remaining in storage until Monday. See our case page here. The New York State Board of Elections has Tedisco leading by 97 votes but a recent report from someone who has spoken to county officials has Murphy leading by 83 votes. See the Politico coverage here. UPDATE (4/8): The absentee ballot count is under way.