ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s top court has rejected a Democratic state senator’s request for a full manual recount in his narrow loss to a Republican newcomer on Long Island.
That ruling will return control of the Senate to Republicans with a 32-30 majority in January after two years of Democratic rule.READ MORE: 2 NYPD Officers, Suspect Shot In Harlem, 3rd Officer Injured
The Court of Appeals unanimously is upholding a judge’s certification that Sen. Craig Johnson lost to political newcomer Jack Martins by 451 votes out of almost 85,000 cast.READ MORE: Paterson Community In Mourning After 18-Year-Old Honor Student Robert Cuadra Killed By Stray Bullet
New York’s new voting machines have paper copies of every vote and the Democrats wanted all recounted in hopes there were errors and Johnson won.
However, the Court of Appeals says initial audits showed few discrepancies or “a substantial possibility” that Johnson won.MORE NEWS: NYC's Only Black-Owned Comedy Club Finds Success Amid Setbacks
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