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Amedore sees victory, but Tkaczyk will go to court in 46th Senate District fight

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Republican Assemblyman George Amedore will win the 46th Senate District seat if his 39-vote lead can withstand another legal challenge from Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk. Disputed ballots from Greene County were counted today, which resulted in Tkaczyk closing the gap on Amedore but failing to take the lead. All of the ballots ruled valid by sitting state Supreme Court Judge Guy Tomlinson have now been counted. The Tkaczyk campaign will prolong this race, though, on the ...


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smballplay
December 17, 2012
3:06 p.m.

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Wasn't it the Tkaczyk camp that made fun of the Amedore group for making 'frivolous' court pleadings just to 'delay the process'? I guess it all depends on whose ox is being gored!

poljp8
December 17, 2012
3:45 p.m.

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enough already the race is over amedore is the winner tkaczyk should get over it

grant18
December 17, 2012
4:20 p.m.

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Personally, I think all the Republicans who created this special new district for George Amedore to "walk away with" (and will probably end up losing it) are the ones who should "get over it." All the district's voters saw they were being played for patsies and either way the winner's legitimacy will be tainted. Perhaps the best solution would be for the courts to stall their process until the next Senate election. The district didn't exist before the election; let it not exist a while longer. After all, we've still got Senator "don't waste a stamp trying to change my mind" Farley there.

cmeyers
December 17, 2012
5:54 p.m.

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Let's count all the votes!!! The Republicans are up to the usual stuff and need to be stopped! Shame on Amedore and his cronies.What's he afraid of-"democracy"?

bitjockey
December 17, 2012
6:57 p.m.

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The 46th District existed before the election, which is why an election was held. It was drawn by the GOP, but because NYS is dominated by Democratic voter registrations, it is not possible to draw a district for any Republican to "walk away with". Fact is, the 46th has -10,000 more registered Dems than Reps. That's about as good as it gets in this the most one sided state (arguably) in the United States.
Why anyone thinks Amedore will "probably" end up losing is interesting deduction, or perhaps just ignorance. Anything can happen, but I'd like to know why the Appellate Court will find SC Justice Tomlinson wrong in his decisions. They already upheld him just last Thursday on a similar motion. Perhaps someone can "grant" me their insight into what no one else seems to know at this time.

fjcjr
December 17, 2012
7 p.m.

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The Dems control nearly everything in this state, and based on the way the govern, it would be a stretch to call it democracy.

cracker
December 17, 2012
8:54 p.m.

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And the saga goes on and on. If Tkaczyk is able to take the lead on appeal, then Amadore will file an appeal to get some of the ballots favoring him re-instated. All bets are off as to where this will end and how much longer they will keep the ball rolling with appeals. At some point some judge is going to have to say " enough is enough". One observation; After the machine ballots were recanvased, Amadore had a 54 vote lead. At this point the lead is 39 votes. So it proves that as a rule, the absentee ballots generally go in the same percentages as the machine vote.

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