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McMurray declines to concede 27th Congressional District race

November 21, 2018 03:37 PM

Democrat Nate McMurray declined to concede in the 27th District Congressional race, after a count of absentee ballots following the November 6th election.

Figures show Republican Rep. Chris Collins still leading the race.

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"Right now, it appears that the difference is less than 0.5%, a margin that would, in many counties and states, trigger an automatic recount," McMurray said in a statement. "We will confer with our attorneys and review the numbers to determine our next course of action."

McMurray said that he would announce his plans for the future on Monday, and thanked his supporters.

Collins' campaign released this statement after the Erie County absentee vote on Tuesday:

"First and foremost, we want to thank the election teams from all eight counties - Democrat and Republican - for continuing to demonstrate how a fair and proper election should be conducted.  Congressman Collins led and won on Election Night and maintained that lead during the entire recanvassing process. Congressman Collins has already returned to work and looks forward to continuing to do the work of the people of the 27th Congressional District."  

New York's 27th Congressional District covers parts of Monroe, Ontario Erie and Niagara Counties, and all of Orleans, Livingston, Genesee and Wyoming Counties.

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