NY-25: Buerkle's Lead Grows to 567 With All Absentee Ballots Counted
12:25 PM, Nov 22, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
So there aren't enough challenged ballots to give Maffei the lead, and National Journal reports the ballots would likely help Buerkle if they're counted: An "elections official noted that Maffei's campaign was the one that objected to most of those disputed ballots, meaning that any count would likely only boost Buerkle's lead."
Buerkle will add to the cast of interesting characters in the 112th Congress should she win: She served as the state's assistant attorney general after working as a nurse and a spokeswoman for the right-to-life organization Operation Rescue. While Buerkle stressed that she didn't want the election to be a referendum on abortion, her likely victory in this Syracuse-based district is a heartening sign for pro-lifers in upstate New York.