Lawyers Argue Over Recount in the 20th; No Immediate Ruling

POUGHKEEPSIE—Attorneys representing Jim Tedisco and Scott Murphy met in court today to argue over a procedure for recanvassing voting machines and counting absentee ballots in the neck-and-neck race to replace Kirsten Gillibrand in Congress.
Judge James Brands said he will issue an order this afternoon asking county boards of elections that have not already done so to complete a re-canvass of voting machines, starting tomorrow. Many of the 10 counties comprising the district have already begun or completed this process, which has resulted in fluctuating tallies.
“It makes sense that we try to move this along, in fairness to the candidates, as rapidly as possible,” Brands said.