Scott Murphy is creating some more distance between himself and Republican candidate Jim Tedisco in the NY-20 special election. Murphy now leads by 401 votes, compared to a 365-vote lead yesterday.
Some more absentee ballots were counted in the Murphy strongholds of Columbia, Essex, Warren and Washington Counties — plus the Tedisco stronghold of Saratoga County. And while Tedisco did net 38 votes from the newest ballots in Saratoga, it was more than outstripped by the other places.
Keep in mind that Tedisco actually won the Election Night count by 68 votes — but by the time we found that out, after errors in the counties’ spreadsheets were all double-checked, the absentees had started to come in. And Murphy has been consistently picking up votes during the absentee count.