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Canvass of Mail Ballots for Several Closely Contested Assembly Primaries Begins Monday, July 20

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

Jim Brennan was a member of the New York State Assembly for 32 years and retired at the end of 2016. He chaired four committees, including the Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities, and Commissions for six years, the Committee on Cities for five years, and the Committee on Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities for six years. There are 96 Brennan laws on the books of the State of New York and Jim won three national awards for his legislative work during his career.

1 comment on “Canvass of Mail Ballots for Several Closely Contested Assembly Primaries Begins Monday, July 20

  1. William Harris

    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.

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