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Absentees will decide Seneca County DA race

It appears a three-way race for Seneca County district attorney will come down to absentee ballots for the top two vote-getters.

According to unofficial results from the county Board of Elections, Acting District Attorney Mark Sinkiewicz leads John Nabinger, the county’s assistant public defender, by 91 votes after Tuesday’s voting and early voting.

Sinkiewicz, who ran on the Democratic line, garnered 3,136 votes to 3,045 for Nabinger, who ran on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines. Chris Folk, who lost a close Republican primary to Nabinger but stayed in the race on three minor party lines, finished a distant third with 1,497 votes.

There appear to be at least 400 absentee votes to be counted. That will be done Nov. 18.

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