Judge orders recount in state Senate race; could take 1 week

The results of one Hudson Valley election may not be learned for another week after a judge ordered that all emergency and absentee ballots remain uncounted for now.

Democrat Suzi Oppenheimer is currently leading her Republican opponent Bob Cohen by a mere 180 votes, leaving the two with 50 percentage points each.

The results of this election could have a big impact in Albany, where out of the 62 seats, Democrats won 29 last night while Republicans took 30, with three races still up for grabs, including Oppenheimer and Cohen's.

Depending on the outcome of those other undecided races, a win for Cohen could mean there will be an equal number of Democrats and Republicans in the state Senate.

A hearing is scheduled for a week from today to determine how election officials will go about counting the remaining ballots.

News 12 WC Vote 2010 - Complete Coverage

State Senate candidates Oppenheimer, Cohen face-off in debate

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."