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New York - Charlie Rangel's Margin of Victory Down to Only 802 Votes

Published on: July 1, 2012 02:29 PM
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From left, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and others, walk down the steps of the House On Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after walking off the floor in protest of a contempt of Congress vote for Attorney General Eric Holder. (AP Photo/David Goldman)From left, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and others, walk down the steps of the House On Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after walking off the floor in protest of a contempt of Congress vote for Attorney General Eric Holder. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

New York - Rep. Charlie Rangel’s unofficial lead in the congressional primary over state Sen. Adriano Espaillat has dipped to a scant 802 votes — 18,075 to Espaillat’s 17,273 — the City Board of Elections said last night.

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On election night last Tuesday, Rangel was reportedly leading by 6 percentage points. Now, as the slow counting of the votes continues, the 21-term congressman is leading by less than 2 points.

And there’s still more counting to do, as about 2,000 paper ballot votes are due to be tallied starting this week.
Officials said some absentee ballots may also still come in — so that number could change further.


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 Jul 01, 2012 at 04:21 PM Upset Says:

Can someone explain why Rangel did not go to jail for failing to pay a huge amount of taxes? Why is he allowed to run again even though he didn't pay his taxes? If anyone else didn't pay that much taxes they would go to jail. The 18,000 people who voted for him are just as immoral as he is.

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 Jul 01, 2012 at 04:28 PM Anonymous Says:

Still hard to understand how about 18000 people voted for an obvious crook. Can it be reverse racism?

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 Jul 01, 2012 at 05:16 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Upset Says:

Can someone explain why Rangel did not go to jail for failing to pay a huge amount of taxes? Why is he allowed to run again even though he didn't pay his taxes? If anyone else didn't pay that much taxes they would go to jail. The 18,000 people who voted for him are just as immoral as he is.

because he has a "D" by his name, it is a different rule for politicians that have the "D" after their names, politicians that have an "R" and do something wrong they get thrown out, if you are a friend of queen pelosi or in the democratic party, you have a get of jail card free,

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 Jul 01, 2012 at 07:25 PM Mark Levin Says:

The fact that 18k people voted for him shows there are at least 18k FOOLS in his district!

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 Jul 01, 2012 at 07:39 PM a nelson Says:

Reply to #1  
Upset Says:

Can someone explain why Rangel did not go to jail for failing to pay a huge amount of taxes? Why is he allowed to run again even though he didn't pay his taxes? If anyone else didn't pay that much taxes they would go to jail. The 18,000 people who voted for him are just as immoral as he is.

sonce many of his supporters don't pay taxes, why should they care?

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