Democrat Todd Kaminsky was declared the official winner Monday of a close New York state Senate race for the convicted former GOP majority leader’s Long Island seat, handing the Democrats a majority of seats in the chamber.
Kaminsky beat Republican Chris McGrath by 886 votes, according to the numbers certified by Nassau County election officials.
Kaminsky was ahead by 780 votes on election day two weeks ago, but McGrath refused to concede until all absentee votes were counted.
“I am honored that my neighbors have elected me to deliver for Long Island and clean up Albany as their state senator,” Kaminsky said in a statement. “For far too long, South Shore taxpayers have been the victim of politicians who put...| read more ››