ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Challenges to more than 500 paper ballots in a race that could determine control of the New York state Senate may end up in court, forcing further delay.
The Senate's Republican majority is challenging those ballots in the 46th Senate District. If the tally of the remaining 2,000 or so ballots yields a margin smaller than the number challenged, the race will be determined by a state judge. A court appearance is tentatively set for Thursday.
Republican George Amedore leads Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk in that race as elections officials count the remaining absentee and paper ballots in Ulster County.
In another count in a tight race, Democrat Terry Gipson is holding a steady lead over Republican Sen. Stephen Saland in the 41st district.
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