Without a Judge, Lawyers in the 20th Argue On; Republicans Want More Time

POUGHKEEPSIE—Lawyers for both candidates vying to replace Kirsten Gillibrand in Congress appeared this morning in court in Dutchess County, without a judge. They still argued.
Judge James V. Brands, who will preside over absentee-ballot ballot arguments, is in the hospital undergoing tests this morning, his clerk told a courtroom packed with reporters, representatives of both campaigns, and several elections commissioners around the district.
The court was adjourned until Wednesday at 10 a.m.
During a brief appearance and while speaking to reporters afterward, lawyers for both sides estimated that with the counting of absentee ballots roughly half finished, there are already 600 ballots that have been objected to by at least one side and which will need to be fought over in court.

Without a Judge, Lawyers in the 20th Argue On; Republicans Want More Time