The resolution still may be weeks away, but it looks as though Rep. Dan Maffei is in a slightly better position than he was earlier in the week.
The incumbent Democrat has gained 505 votes through the first day and a half of absentee ballot counting, and he now trails Republican challenger Ann Marie Buerkle by 303 votes in the race for New York’s 25th district, according to updated figures released Thursday afternoon by Maffei’s campaign.
Local election officials are roughly half way through counting absentee ballots, a process that could take several more days. And of course, both campaigns are actively monitoring the process and have challenged dozens of ballots.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.