Vote Recount Returns NY Senate Majority to GOP

Nassau County seat goes to Republican after a recount

Saturday, Dec 4, 2010  |  Updated 12:30 PM EDT
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Vote Recount Returns NY Senate Majority to GOP

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 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. 

The final vote tally gave Republican Jack Martins a narrow win over Democratic Sen. Craig Johnson in the 7th Senate District in Nassau County. 

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.

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