GREENE COUNTY, N.Y. -- More than a month after Election Day, all ballots deemed eligible in the race for the 46th state Senate district have been counted. The count shows Republican George Amedore up by 39 votes, enough for him to declare victory. But Democrat Ceclia Tkazyk says not so fast.
There are still several hundred ballot objections, so this race might not be over just yet. Each side was quick in releasing statements.
Amedore’s camp said, "It has been a lengthy campaign, but I am ready to end this political process and I stand committed to working in a bi-partisan effort to meet the difficult challenges that face all New Yorkers. Let's transition from politics to governing as the people deserve nothing less."
However, Tkaczyk's campaign is still confident she'll be declared the winner. Her campaign released a statement which reads: "There are still hundreds of outstanding objections that have to be ruled on by the Appellate Court. These ballots include votes cast by election inspectors that voted early at the direction of both Republican and Democratic Election Commissioners and hundreds of affidavit ballots that were thrown out because of minor errors. When all the votes are counted Cecilia Tkacyzk will be certified the winner of this election and will represent the residents of the 46th Senate District."