she really did it!!!!!!
Dan Maffei's options in New York's 25th Congressional District: Concede or recount
Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 5:00 AM
Syracuse, NY -- U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei is left with two options: concede to Republican Ann Marie Buerkle or ask a judge to order a hand recount of more than 200,000 paper ballots in the undecided race for the 25th District.
Maffei’s campaign said Monday he had not made a decision. State Supreme Court Justice Brian DeJoseph has set a hearing for 10 a.m. Wednesday. The judge moved the hearing from Tuesday to give the campaigns one more day to review the vote totals the county election boards were sending to the state.
The tally stands at 104,374 for Buerkle and 103,807 for Maffei — a margin of less than three-tenths of 1 percent. Here are the facts the congressman has to weigh:
• Maffei trails by 567 votes in the unofficial count of votes cast on election night and by absentee ballot.
• The two campaigns have challenged the validity of 392 ballots, not enough to turn the race.
• He would have to raise money.
• He would have to consider whether his aggressive effort would turn off voters in future races. Read More
I have read several reports from upstate newspapers declaring Anne Marie the winner - and Maffei about to concede. I am not sure what this is about but I am thinking something is going on behind the scenes and not good... there is only one remedy that remains...