The New York State Senate race in the 58th District is undecided.
At least that’s how Democrat Leslie Danks Burke is approaching it. In a press release late-Tuesday, she reminded voters that the wait is likely to be weeks before a final decision is made.
There are 33,339 absentee ballots to be counted in the district, and Burke trails incumbent Republican Sen. Tom O’Mara by an approximate 20,000 vote margin.
The challenger would need to secure around 65% of the remaining votes to claim victory.
“For our military heroes serving overseas, our seniors, and anyone else who is choosing to vote by mail, we must make sure every vote is counted,” added Burke. “As citizens in our democratic republic, we’re participating while our hardworking county Boards of Election count every single vote in the record-breaking turnout of this once-in-a-lifetime election. New York has a process, it’s a deliberative one, but my team and I will be there in all five counties every step of the way.”
She thanked those who endorsed her, as well as those who turned out to vote in the 58th District over the last week.