Eastchester recount begins for Republican town supervisor ticket

Primary day is long gone, but now the tedious process of re-counting every vote in Eastchester has begun. Incumbent Jim Cavanaugh and his opponent, Town Councilman Tony Colavita, are both seeking the Republican ticket for town supervisor.When a race is as close as this one, every vote counts. Colavita was about 50 votes ahead of the five-term incumbent Cavanaugh in the FOP primary. Now, all 39 machines have to be re-opened and ever vote recounted. The process of re-counting is done after every election, but the candidates are usually not watching; the Board of Elections tallies the votes. But in this case, it's so close the re-count could make or break either candidate. There should be an outcome to this election by Wednesday when the absentee and affidavit ballots will be finalized. If the numbers stand and Colavita wins, Cavanaugh will still be in the race on the Conservative and Independence lines.The two of them will square off against Democrat PJ Denning in November.

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