Court delays ballot count
Jan 11, 2013 7:52 am
Jimmy Vielkind reports in the Times Union the state's highest court has advised election officials to hold off counting 99 ballots in the 46th state Senate Distract race between Republican George Amedore and Democrat Cecilia Tkacyzk (KAT-chik). Amedore requested the delay, and has also asked the court to hear a formal appeal in the matter. Five appellate court justices ruled Wed., Jan. 9, the ballots, previously invalidated by Acting Montgomery County Supreme Court Justice Guy Tomlinson, should be opened. The pending appeals court deliberation will keep a cloud of indecision over the race until at least next week. Amedore, the certified winner, will not vote on bills when the Senate reconvenes Mon., Jan. 14. The 46th Senate District stretches from Amsterdam to Kingston through Montgomery, Schenectady, Albany, Greene and Ulster counties. Read the full story in the Times Union.