Westchester's elections commissioners deal with two court orders

Although the final count taken from voting machines in Westchester has wrapped up, the election results are far from over.

The results will have little effect on the race for Westchester district attorney. Democrat Tony Castro remains almost 6,500 votes behind Republican Janet DiFiore, who has already claimed victory. However, there are still nearly 6,000 paper ballots left to be tallied.

Now, Westchester's elections commissioners are dealing with two court orders. First there is an impoundment order on election night secured by Westchester's GOP. And now a second court order came from the campaign of state Supreme Court justice candidate Matthew Byrne of Suffern. On Election Day, voters had the choice of four candidates for state Supreme Court justice. Two Republicans, Byrne and Stewart Rosenwasser, are only 150 votes apart for the fourth slot. That recount will involve paper ballots being opened in front of lawyers who will scrutinized everything.

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