Collins' campaign speaks to News10NBC following demands of 'careful count'

November 07, 2018 09:30 PM

Just before Democrat Nate McMurray called for a careful counting of all the ballots for the 27th Congressional District race, Chris Collins' campaign took questions from News10NBC Chief Investigative Reporter Berkeley Brean.

Collins' campaign had the same kind of lead six years ago and there was no recount. 

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Chris Grant, Collins' campaign advisor: "What Mr. McMurray is trying to do here is, he's trying to steal the results of the election. He's trying to steal that from the will of the voters. He's trying to put it in the hands of a judge." 

News10NBC Chief Investigative Reporter Berkeley Brean: "The deficit is roughly 3,000. We did some calling to Boards of Election. There are at least 10,000 absentee ballots out there. Are you concerned that those will change the result?" 

Grant: "No sir. Right now, Mr. McMurray would have to win something like 70 percent of the absentee ballot, over perform his Election Day performance by more than 50 percent." 

The lead for Collins is about 3,000 votes.

Coming up at 6 p.m., News10NBC is going to ask someone who has been through this process before, can you make up a 3,000-vote difference?


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