A Recount Slows, Then Turns a Little Ugly

ALBANY—First, the Republican attorneys monitoring the recount in the race for Kirsten Gillibrand’s old House seat objected to the ballots mailed in by multiple-home owners with return addresses in New York City or Florida. Then they objected to the ballots of college students from Skidmore. Then they challenged the ballot of … Kirsten Gillibrand.
They’re not doing it because they believe the votes to be illegitimate, really. What they’re doing, in the days and now hours leading up to the court hearings that will decide the outcome of the race between Republican Jim Tedisco and Democrat Scott Murphy, is creating a fact on the ground for the judiciary to overturn, if it dares.

A Recount Slows, Then Turns a Little Ugly