“… With votes still being counted, Republicans late Tuesday cautioned that paper ballots also still need to be counted in the contest. At midnight, with 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Kaminsky had 49.96 percent to McGrath’s 48.82 percent, a difference of just 780 votes out of 68,000 total cast, according to the Nassau County elections board …”
A couple of interesting points:
- It appears that Republicans had a slight turnout advantage in the district.
- A lot of people on Long Island switched parties since last fall.
UPDATE: Republican turnout was very high and they still managed to blow it.