Murphy Up 86; Ballot Challenge Overruled

Jim Tedisco picked up a little ground in the prolonged NY-20 ballot count, and Scott Murphy's lead now stands at 86 after Tedisco received a smaller-than-expected lead in Saratoga County ballots. But Judge James Brands upheld a Democratic motion that 1,200 ballots were improperly challenged. While further challenges will probably set many of them aside again, this is seen as a setback for Tedisco. Local papers are getting annoyed by the drawn-out process, but that no longer means much in American politics. Expect more court action on Monday.


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