Padavan’s Lead Up to 707 Votes

As of 4 p.m., Republican Frank Padavan lead over Democratic challenger Jim Gennaro has grown to 707 votes, according to a reader in Queens participating in the recount and supporting Padavan.

This reader also said Republican State Senator George Maziarz of Niagara County is in Queens helping Padavan supporters with the recount.

At one point, Gennaro had narrowed the gap to 500 votes, but that trend seems to be reversing.