It's a mini version of Florida 2000 for election law lawyers scrambling to win for their party the very close Senate race in newly created District 46 near Albany. Republican George Amedore leads Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk by 110 votes with over 800 ballots in limbo due to various challenges as the paper ballots were being opened.
Most of the objections came from the Republican side, so its expected those votes, many in Democratic Ulster County, could flip the results from election day.
Lawyers will argue over each ballot, in come cases looking for utility bills to demonstrate if the absentee voter in question really lives where they purport to live.
If Dems win, they may be able to organize the Senate without renegade Sen-elect Simcha Felder of Brooklyn who has bolted his party in favor of siding with the GOP.
Dems also have to sweet talk the four member Independent Democratic Caucus in order to have a 32-31 majority in the upper house.
This will drag on for some time to come.
Tight Senate race lands in court - Times Union