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Broome DA Race Too Close To Call... Again

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BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -

Just like in the June primary election, the race for Broome County District Attorney has come down to absentee ballots.

After votes from all the polling places came in on Tuesday night, Michael Korchak is ahead of Paul Battisti by 122 votes. Democrat Debra Gelson is down by about 4,000 votes.

 

In June, it was Battisti who was in the lead heading into the counting of absentee ballots and he was able to hang on to win the primary against Korchak. 

This time it's Korchak, who remained on the ballot as a libertarian candidate, who has the edge before absentee ballots are tallied. 

The Broome County Board of Elections says they sent out 2,446 absentee ballots county-wide and have received back 1,560 so far. Those ballots have to be postmarked by November 4th to count and received by the Board of Elections by November 12th. Military ballots have to be received by November 18th. 

The absentee and military ballots will be counted on November 19th at the Broome County Board of Elections.