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