In the race for the 13th Congressional District in Upper Manhattan, Congressman Charlie Rangel was initially declared the winner over State Senator Adriano Espaillat. After reports were made about several precincts’ votes in the district being left out, a recount has ensued. Rangel’s margin of victory is down to 802 votes. The Politicker reports:
These unofficial results do not include paper ballots cast by absentee voters and affidavit ballots submitted by those whose name is not on the voter rolls when they arrive at the polling place. Those paper ballots, which include votes for both candidates, will be counted by the BOE next Thursday and will be the deciding factor in this tight race.