Republicans will regain control of New York's senate after a recount completed Saturday handed control of a key seat on Long Island to the GOP candidate.
Democrats went into the November elections with a 32-30 majority in the chamber. They have controlled the Senate for two tumultuous years. Justice Ira Warshawsky finished the re-count Saturday morning.
The action gives Republicans their only power base in the blue state where Democrats control every statewide position and the
Assembly. The judge denied Democrats' request for stay pending an appeal.