New York House Election Too Close to Call
April 1, 2009 - 4:54 AMDemocrat Scott Murphy leads Republican Jim Tedisco by 65 votes out of 154,000 cast in New York's special congressional election.<br />
Democrat Scott Murphy leads Republican Jim Tedisco by 65 votes out of 154,000 cast. A lawsuit filed Tuesday night requires all ballots to be impounded -- not unusual in close elections.
More than 10,000 absentee ballots were issued and nearly 6,000 are back. It can be a laborious process to count the paper ballots and those mailed from overseas aren't due until April 13.
Both parties are treating the results as a victory while they wait for the final numbers. The race is to replace Kirsten Gillibrand, who succeeded Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the U.S. Senate.
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