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Lawsuit delays the count of affidavit ballots in 50th Senate District race

White dividers with the American flag on them sit on a table.
Katie Zilcosky
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WAER News
Vote dividers at a polling location in Onondaga County in 2021.

The outcome of political races could be delayed longer in Onondaga County after a lawsuit was filed by the lawyer of the Republican candidate, and challenger to incumbent Democrat John Mannion, in the 50th Senate District.

Syracuse.com reports Rebecca Shiroff’s lawyer is challenging affidavit ballots after new state laws make it more lenient as to how votes are reviewed.

Right now, Onondaga and Oswego county boards of elections say they don’t intend to provide detailed information concerning individual ballots to parties under the new provisions that remove a candidate’s input, according to the newspaper.

State Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte expects to make a decision as early as Tuesday morning, the article stated.

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