Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Impounded ballot Update

Rick Brand reports in Newsday "Because of a statewide court order obtained by the leaders of both major parties impounding all paper ballots, unofficial results tonight will not include more than 24,000 absentee votes in Nassau and Suffolk that are ordinarily counted at the polls on Election night.
Those impounded ballots could mean that the outcome in tight contests will not be known until the absentees are counted in the recanvassing of machine and paper ballots that is routinely done in the week or two after election.
In the Third Congressional District where Republican Rep. Peter King is being challenged by Democratic Naassau Legis. David Mejias, there are 5,436 absentee ballots."

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