Sunday, July 1, 2012
Four days after a primary between veteran New York Democratic congressman Charles Rangel and state Sen. Adriano Espaillat there is still no clear winner.
The race for the Empire State’s 13th District is in a state of bizarre uncertainty, Politico reported, with questionable ballots, missing precincts, finger-pointing and no clear response as to when it will all be settled.
Six percent of all votes cast, in 32 precincts are still unaccounted for and 2,447 affidavit ballots and 667 absentee votes haven’t been counted yet. The city Board of Elections said Rangel’s lead over Espaillat stood at 1,032 votes. A hearing is scheduled for Monday on a lawsuit brought by the Espaillat campaign asking it to examine the vote-counting process.