Sen. Craig Johnson
New York’s top court has rejected Democratic Sen. Craig Johnson’s request for a full manual recount in his narrow loss to Republican newcomer Jack Martins.
New York’s top court will hear a Democratic state senator’s challenge Monday to the vote tally showing he lost his seat on Long Island and consider his request to have all district ballots recounted from the state’s new voting machines.
A judge has certified Martins the winner of the 7th Senate District seat by 451 votes out of the tens of thousands of cast.
A wild night of seesawing race totals and margins as close as a single vote Tuesday have left majority control of New York’s state Senate uncertain, but with Republicans having a good chance of seizing control of the chamber.