Fidler concedes to Storobin in District 27

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June 1, 2012

By Tyler Millhouse

New York

After a contested result, legal wrangling, and a hand recount, Lewis Fidler (D) has conceded the Senate District 27 special election to David Storobin (R). Fidler's decision came after the hand recount gave Storobin the lead by about 15 votes. The outcome has been more than two months in the making. After the election on March 20 revealed a narrow lead for Storobin, a lengthy legal battle ensued in which each side accused the other of vote fraud, and a significant number of absentee ballots were disputed. On May 14, the Board of Elections decided to recount the votes by hand. Storobin will now serve approximately three weeks before the end of the legislative session. In addition, the district, as it exists today, was effectively eliminated by state redistricting.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Partisan impact

Republicans succeeded in flipping one seat.

New York Senate Partisan Balance (before)

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 29
     Republican Party 32
     Vacancy 1
Total 62

New York Senate Partisan Balance (after)

Party As of August 2014
     Democratic Party 29
     Republican Party 33
Total 62

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