McMurray to discuss NY-27 special election Friday

Updated: June 25, 2020 08:34 AM
Created: June 25, 2020 05:27 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Democrat Nate McMurray is expected to speak about the 27th Congressional District special election on Friday.

He made the announcement late Wednesday night.


This will come just days after Republican Chris Jacobs declared victory for the seat left vacant by former congressman Chris Collins.

On Primary Day, McMurray refused to concede, citing tens of thousands of absentee votes that still need to be counted.

"We're not going to let them steal the election," McMurray said. "So we are going to make sure that every single vote is counted.”

Jacobs still has about a 32,000 vote lead over McMurray.

McMurray’s campaign claims about 95,000 voters asked for absentee ballots. Of those, 75,000 have already been mailed in.

Those votes won’t be counted until at least July 1.

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