Murphy Lead Down to 6 Votes in NY-20


As election results in New York’s 20th Congressional District are checked and rechecked, Republican Jim Tedisco, who trailed on election night by 65 votes, was briefly ahead of Democrat Scott Murphy this afternoon by 12 votes, according to a New York state political blog.

But we just checked with the state election board, and the latest tally has Murphy back in the lead — by 6 votes. We’ve been looking into it, and it’s not entirely clear whether everyone is working off the same data set. But for now, the official state tally has Murphy ahead by half a dozen votes.

This is before all the outstanding absentee ballots have been counted — which will ultimately decide the winner. We’ll have more on those shortly.


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