13th Congressional District
State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, the first Dominican-American to serve in the state Legislature, would have become the first Dominican-American in Congress if he had prevailed.
The New York City Board of Elections concluded its two-day count of absentee and affidavit ballots with Rangel 989 votes ahead of state Sen. Adriano Espaillat.
The 13th Congressional District race appeared decided last week on election night, with Rangel seemingly holding a sizable lead. But the vote margin shrank, leading some to wonder if state Sen. Adriano Espaillat conceded too soon.
A Manhattan judge will hear claims that votes were tallied improperly in Tuesday’s Democratic primary pitting Rep. Charles Rangel against state Sen. Adriano Espaillat in the race for the newly-formed 13th Congressional District.
New York Rep. Charles Rangel’s margin of victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary has narrowed to less than 3 percentage points, but his campaign expressed confidence that he would still win.