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Tkaczyk slowly gains on Amedore as count begins in Albany

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Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk was slowly eroding Republican George Amedore's lead in the 46th Senate district as ballot counting in Albany County begins. Amedore's lead was down to 47 votes before Albany County Board of Elections staff and lawyers for the two campaigns broke for lunch. Today is the first day of counting ballots in this race, where more than 11,000 absentee and affidavit ballots will decide the winner. In total, Tkaczyk has netted seven votes ...


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charliepsnyder
November 19, 2012
3:54 p.m.

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How many people voted in the election to have 11,000 absentee ballots out. That seems like a terribly high number.

safny
November 19, 2012
6:44 p.m.

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I agree - that is an enormous number. Were they all at college? On vacation? An explanation would be interesting.

cracker
November 19, 2012
7:53 p.m.

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There are also affidavit votes, people who believe they are eligible but for some reason did not appear in the listings at the polling places. This in addition to absentee ballots which the 2 types of ballots add up to 11,000.

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