Restler On Top

I have not seen any official results1, but incumbent Lincoln Restler says that the final tally in the 50th AD District Leader2 has him up by 53 votes over challenger Chris Olechowski. Lincoln had been down by 51 votes (out of about 13,000 cast) in the machine tally, so the absentee ballots apparently put him over the top. If the 53 vote margin holds (a recount is a distinct possibility), it represents an even closer margin of victory than his 121-vote 2010 victory. Given all the attention that has been paid to this race, the 53-vote margin would be an even bigger win.

1. If anyone has the numbers, particularly broken down by ED, please email me.

2. A Democratic party position with absolutely no legislative or executive power and virtually no real responsibility.