Democrat refuses to concede Westchester DA race

Democrat Tony Castro is refusing to concede in the race for Westchester district attorney where Republican Janet DiFiore has been declared the winner.

Despite the fact that all the districts have reported and DeFiore maintains a nearly 7,000-vote lead, Castro believes not all the official ballots have been tallied. Castro points to the close recount in the 35th Senate District between Republican incumbent Nick Spano and Democratic challenger Andrea Stewart-Cousins. Spano eventually was declared the winner by 18 votes after a drawn-out recount.

Elections Commissioner Reginald Lafayette says although 4,500 absentee ballots are still coming in, not including untallied affidavits, Castro winning is a mathematically impossible. Still unfazed, Castro contends that without accurate numbers he won?t concede the race.

The Board of Elections will declare an official winner after the machines are recanvassed and all the paper ballots are counted.

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