20th Update: Fluctuations, Objections

ALBANY—Some small updates on what’s happened since last night in the 20th congressional district’s recount.
The State Board of Elections has updated numbers from the Essex County recanvass, matching its official tally to what I reported Tuesday: Republican Jim Tedisco 77,035; Democrat Scott Murphy 77,017.
That tally doesn’t include any of the absentee ballots, which will move the overall count up and down for weeks. In the meantime, here are some updates that have come in this morning:
An official from the Columbia County Board of Elections called to say that in the absentee ballot counting yesterday, Murphy gained 55 while Tedisco gained 13 (not 53 for Murphy as I was told last night).

20th Update: Fluctuations, Objections