New York: recount finally over for state senate seat
The New York Times reports: The longest-running State Senate race since shortly before the Great Depression ended Tuesday with Nicholas A. Spano, the Republican incumbent, finally prevailing in his bid for re-election, winning by a mere 18 votes after more than 114,000 ballots were counted.
Mr. Spano, the assistant majority leader of the Senate and a Yonkers native, beat back a spirited challenge from Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Democrat and a five-term county legislator, to win a 10th term. ...
After months of legal wrangling in three different courts over hundreds of contested ballots, the race came down to 249 absentee and provisional ballots. They were opened in the morning in a packed but hushed conference room at the Westchester County Board of Elections. The election results were certified in the afternoon, and Mr. Spano, 51, was scheduled to be sworn in Wednesday morning in Albany, 35 days after the legislative session began. The final tally of votes was 57,073 to 57,055. -- The New York Times > New York Region > In State Senate Marathon, Incumbent Wins