Fat Lady Reluctant to Sing in NY-23

Recanvassing shows NY-23 race tightens even as Rep. Bill Owens is sworn into House seat

They say it ain’t over until the fat lady sings. In the NY-23 election, contrary to reports, this hasn’t happened yet.

Vote count errors, and 10K+ uncounted absentee ballots could actually reverse the election outcome…unfortunately the Donkey Party candidate was already sworn in and voted for the Pelosiscare Hellth Bill.

…a recanvassing in the 11-county district shows that Owens’ lead has narrowed to 3,026 votes over Hoffman, 66,698 to 63,672, according to the latest unofficial results from the state Board of Elections.

In Oswego County, where Hoffman was reported to lead by only 500 votes with 93 percent of the vote counted election night, inspectors found Hoffman actually won by 1,748 votes — 12,748 to 11,000.

The new vote totals mean the race will be decided by absentee ballots, of which about 10,200 were distributed, said John Conklin, communications director for the state Board of Elections.

Sill, it would be really interesting if the results were reversed…turns out with the absentee votes out, including those from the Ft. Drum 10th Mountain Division, that the close result could well be changed.

Another problem found was the discovery that there were at least four instances where the Conservative Hoffman’s vote was erroneously reported as “zero”….that MIGHT have some effect too…d’ya think?

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