New York - Charlie Rangel's Margin of Victory Down to Only 802 Votes
New York - Rep. Charlie Rangelâ€™s unofficial lead in the congressional primary over state Sen. Adriano Espaillat has dipped to a scant 802 votes â€” 18,075 to Espaillatâ€™s 17,273 â€” 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 thereâ€™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 â€” so that number could change further.
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