More ballots were opened for the March 20th State Senate special election this afternoon, and Republican candidate David Storobin doubled his margin … to two votes, multiple tipsters told The Politicker.
The latest gain comes from absentee and provisional ballots where the respective campaigns withdrew their objections. 41 ballots were counted in total, with 21 going to Mr. Storobin and 20 going to his Democratic opponent, Lew Fidler.
However, the bulk of the contested absentee and provisional ballots still needs to be tallied.
A judge is expected to begin the process of reviewing the Special Referees’ recommendations tomorrow, although that may not involve actual votes being counted. Much could additionally hinge on a lawsuit Mr. Fidler has filed against more than a hundred votes gathered by a Storobin campaign staffer.