Posted: April 14, 2009
NY-20 congressional race - vote-counting continues as do court battles
Votes are still being counted in the NY-20 congressional race that took place roughly two weeks ago. Yesterday was the deadline for arrival of military and overseas ballots. Candidate Tedisco wants this deadline to be extended and Candidate Murphy has said he would be amenable to extending it as well. However, the judge who was to preside over a hearing on the matter yesterday fell ill and was hospitalized. He is expected to hear the matter as early as tomorrow. See local coverage here. The judge will likely also hear arguments over whether challenged ballots may be counted immediately when county elections commissioners from both parties agree that they should be opened and counted. Tedisco's challengers in Columbia County have so far insisted that the challenged ballots be held aside until a judge can rule on them. See the Times Union coverage here. Democratic candidate Scott Murphy is currently ahead by 56 votes according to the New York State Board of Elections website.