The New York City Board of Elections (BOE) may have set the stage to declare that state Senator Frank Padavan has been re-elected to his 11th District seat.
In a seven-to-three vote at a meeting on Tuesday, December 30, Democrats from the Bronx and Staten Island joined five Republican Borough Commissioners in adopting a "final determination" on approximately 1,750 invalid ballots which have been at the center of a legal dispute in the race.
After a count of nearly 91,000 votes, Padavan leads Gennaro by 580, with 252 disputed ballots set aside for judicial review.
Board of Elections rejects ballots in Padavan vs. Gennaro
However, the Gennaro-Stavisky-Shafran B.S. brigade marches on... and their shameful shenanigans may leave the 11th SD without a State Senator come January 7th, when a new majority leader is chosen. (Because dragging this out in court until that date has passed is what this is really about, not who actually won the seat.)