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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-27-10 01:22 AM
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Another FL 2000 moment -- in New York! Watch how the NY Dems protect our votes (NOT!).
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Edited on Sat Nov-27-10 01:24 AM by Bill Bored
Count leaves Grisanti with 527-vote lead
By Tom Precious and Jay Rey

Updated: November 24, 2010, 08:04 AM

Mark J. Grisanti moved another step closer to becoming a state senator Tuesday, as he maintained a 527- vote lead over Sen. Antoine M. Thompson following a marathon session of paper ballot counting in the Erie County Board of Elections office.


A week ago, Democratic lawyers were certain that voting machines in Erie and Niagara counties had enough problems to persuade a judge to order a hand-recount of all 51,000 votes cast on the machines on Election Day.

But by last weekend, that plan had rapidly faded.


Senate Democratic sources say that Thompson would need to get within real striking distance ... one official put the number at about 200 votes behind Grisanti to stand a chance of getting an order to hand-count the machine votes.


Republicans have dismissed those possible legal maneuvers as mere delay tactics for the inevitable: a GOP takeover of the 62-member Senate.

Were in the minority, conceded a top Democratic Senate official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Thompsons team of election lawyers dispatched from other parts of the state also has dwindled.


If this were not a Democratic website, I'd be tempted to say what I REALLY think of our party!
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