Absentee ballots will determine the winners of two close NYS Senate races. It could be weeks before we know if we have a Republican or Democratic majority in the Senate. Those races are in 46th State Senate District, where Cece Tkaczyk leads Assemblyman George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, by 139 votes. Boards can receive absentee and affidavit ballots until Nov. 19.
The close race between incumbent Republican Sen. Steven Saland and challenger (D) Terry Gipson, who is in the lead by 1,600 votes,will prompt a recount.
And then we have the group of four Senators who have grown to five Senators with the newly elected Simcha Felder ) who are Democrats but may choose to vote R. Ah, New York!