How new law dramatically reduces vote-by-vote court battles in razor-thin 50th NY Senate race –

Unlike absentee and affidavit ballots, election law allows even counted in-person ballots to be challenged in court at a later date, Czarny said.

Because they were already fed through voting machines, there are expected to be fewer questions regarding in-person ballots, Czarny said.

But commissioners are allowed to consider voter intent during the manual recount, ruling on ballots in which the voter’s intent was clear even if the ballot wasn’t properly filled out or read by the machine.

It’s typically those types of ballots that might be challenged again in a court proceeding down the road, Czarny said.

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