Altschuler spokesman Rob Ryan said the candidate has decided against forcing a hand recount in the 1st Congressional District. Bishop has a 263-vote lead.
In one of the nation’s tightest, undecided congressional races, a Long Island Democrat is clinging to a thin lead over his Republican challenger.
New York’s 1st Congressional District is getting the most attention, with Republican challenger Randy Altschuler holding a slim lead over incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop.
Long Island voters are stunned to learn that a week after the election, thousands of votes have suddenly been found.
Voters may not know the winner of a House race on Long Island until the middle of this week.
Officials say they discovered Friday that the unofficial tally in the House race between Rep. Tim Bishop and Randy Altschuler released in the hours after the polls closed was off by nearly 4,000 votes.
Some of the Long Island candidates admitted they expected their races to be close.