The Board of Elections reports that canvassing for a number of Assembly Democratic primaries begins Monday, July 20th, including several highly competitive primaries in Brooklyn and one in Queens.
The 57th Assembly district Democratic primary between incumbent Walter Mosley and challenger Phara Forrest will canvass 14,000 absentee ballot returns. Mosley led on Primary Day by about 600 votes.
The 50th Assembly district primary between incumbent Joe Lentol and challenger Emily Gallagher will canvass about 10,000 absentee ballot returns. Lentol led by almost 1,800 votes on Primary Day.
In the 36th Assembly district in Queens, incumbent Aravella Simotas was behind by about 600 votes to challenger Zohran Mamdani on Primary Day, and there are about 10,000 absentee ballot returns.
Significant numbers of the absentee ballots are being preliminarily invalidated by the Board of Elections for a variety of reasons, but there are court challenges to these processes underway. Here is the schedule from the BOE website:
Canvass Schedule for Monday, July 20, 2020:
There is no Canvass on Sunday.
- Manhattan – AD 65, 66, 67, 68, 69
- Bronx – AD 77, 78, 79, 87
- Brooklyn – AD 56, 50, 57
- Queens – AD 36, 37, 39, 40
- Staten Island – ADs Completed
Wonder how many thousands of ballots requested timely but never mailed by BOE
might have played into the outcomes? This program has proved a catastrophe from in my view, as one denied.