New York’s Senate Thrillers

Westchester’s Nick Spano isn’t the only Republican state Senator whose re-election prospects depend on few votes.

Serph Maltese of Queens, the Republican County leader, narrowly edged out Democrat Albert Baldeo by 783 votes.

A Baldeo aide called to say there are 648 validated absentee ballots which haven’t been counted yet, along with an undetermined amount of affidavit and emergency ballots. The re-canvassing of machines which will start next week.

— Azi Paybarah New York’s Senate Thrillers