In Newsday, Robert Brodsky updates on the paper ballot count in Nassau County’s race to succeed the convicted Dean Skelos:
“Democrat Todd Kaminsky had an apparently insurmountable lead over Republican Christopher McGrath as the Nassau Board of Elections ended the second day of its count of paper ballots from last week’s special election to fill the seat of former state Sen. Dean Skelos, Nassau’s Democratic elections commissioner said.
With 811 of the of the nearly 3,200 absentee, affidavit and emergency ballots left to be counted, Kaminsky on Thursday had a 952-vote lead over McGrath, said Commissioner David Gugerty.
The campaigns also have raised 61 objections to individual ballots — largely concerning the postmark date of absentee ballots — leaving a total of 872 ballots left in play. Gugerty said he expects the board to complete its count Friday.”