Here’s a quick alert in the NY-20 special election. As of right now, the leader in the vote totals is…we don’t know.
PolitickerNY reports that Republican candidate Jim Tedisco has taken a lead of 12 votes, as the counties have gone through the standard process of checking for errors in their spreadsheets. These errors are a standard occurrence, by the way, and are usually very small and break about evenly. But in an election this close, they can have a real effect.
Meanwhile, the state elections board has given TPM their own most up to date numbers, with Democratic candidate Scott Murphy ahead by six votes. It looks like PolitickerNY has some data that the state doesn’t — and the state could very well have something that PolitickerNY doesn’t.
Murphy led by 65 votes on Election Night, then by 25 votes yesterday afternoon. And who knows what it is now, or what it will be tomorrow.
In any case, this election is really going to come down to the more than 6,000 absentee ballots, which haven’t been counted at all yet.