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New York House rematch plays out the only way it could - strange and complicated

Dec 04, 2020 - Politico

ALBANY, N.Y. - Attorneys for the two candidates in a still-unresolved House race in upstate New York recently found themselves battling over what appeared to be an extra mark on a challenged paper ballot.

At issue was whether the marking was a bloodstain or a bit of chocolate, a crucial distinction. With roughly a dozen votes separating winner from loser, blood - an identifying marker - could mean tossing out the ballot because it is supposed to be secret. And with roughly a dozen votes s...