Control of N.Y Senate Comes Down to a Pair of Close Races
Control of the New York Senate may be decided today as paper ballots in Ulster County are opened.
The count of ballots in two New York state Senate races is in the final stages this week, with control of the chamber hanging in the balance.
It appears that Democrats may seize the majority in the senate, which would place both house of State Government and the Governor’s mansion in the democrats hands.
It all comes down to two races, the 41st and 46th Senate Districts. In the 41st District Democratic challenger Terry Gipson is leading Republican incumbent Sen. Stephen Saland with few votes left to be counted. In the 46th Senate District Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk (KAT'-chihk) trails by about 700 votes with more than 3,000 votes yet to be counted in her Ulster County stronghold. Republican George Amedore (AM'-uh-dohr) has the lead after being behind on election night.
The counting resumes Tuesday and the race could be decided by the end of the day.
Republicans held the Senate with a 33-29 majority going into the election.