But the numbers are challenging Republican Jim Tedisco’s chances. With fewer than 1,000 paper ballot unopened, Democrat Scott Murphy’s lead is about 400 votes.
Republican challenges make up a majority of the remaining challenges, with at least 300 because of residency. But it appears those votes may not even matter.
If there is a concession Friday, Capital News 9 will carry any speeches by Jim Tedisco and Scott Murphy.
Tedisco likely would have won if he’d been allowed to come out in favor of the stimulus package. Back in the saddle again.
Update. But not before they challenged Sam Seder’s vote:
We can now add another illustrious name to the list of absentee voters whose ballots in the NY-20 special election have been challenged by the campaign of GOP candidate Jim Tedisco: Sam Seder, the liberal talk-radio host with Air America!
Sam posted a message on Twitter yesterday: “NY20th race Tedisco challenged my absentee ballot. 4 days before the election I was jury foreman for a trial in NY20th. Challenge Fail.”