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Cohoes City Council race remains tied

July 02, 2019 05:07 PM

COHOES - A City Council race in Cohoes is still tied. A new vote is planned.

After absentee ballots were counted on Monday, the 5th Ward Democratic primary between Kathleen Donovan and Adam Biggs stands at 286 to 286.

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Election law would allow Cohoes Democratic Committee Chairman Gil Ethier to pick the winner. However, Biggs said late Tuesday afternoon there will be a new vote.

There are two controversies. A poll worker let 19 people who weren't registered as Democrats vote in the primary, and Biggs is contesting one ballot, saying the voter chose him, but filled in the write-in vote bubble, making the ballot invalid.

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