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Amedore now on top in 46th Senate District; Greene County counting error cited

Amedore now on top in 46th Senate District; Greene County counting error cited

Assemblyman George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, now has a lead in the race for the new 46th Senate District

Assemblyman George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, now has a lead in the race for the new 46th Senate District.

According to his campaign, a mistake by the Greene County Board of Elections on Election Day incorrectly put Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk ahead by 139 votes in the entire district. Now Amedore has 10,253 votes in Greene County, up from 10,090 on the first count, and Tkaczyk has 7,187 votes, down from 7,217.

It is not clear when this review happened, as Greene County was not scheduled to review its Election Day votes until today, per a court order.

In reposne to the latest news, Amedore spokesman Kris Thompson said they were extremely encouraged and remained confident of their chances to win.

On Monday, Albany County is scheduled to begin counting its absentee and affidavit ballots.

A conference call is scheduled for today with the judge overseeing the county, the five county boards of elections and lawyers for both candidates.

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