It may be 2011, but two 2010 state legislative races remain undecided
Skartados maintains he will appeal a judge's decision.
Kirwan expressed frustration that the situation is unresolved. "It looks like the fat lady has left the building, and I think the orchestra has, too. I think the only people still left are my opponent, our lawyers and me," he said.
And so, New York's citizens in District 100 remain without a representative.
Robin Yess, Ulster County GOP chairwoman echoed Kirwan's thoughts. "Hopefully, we can finally get somebody up there to Albany as we are now in week two of the session with no representation from the 100th Assembly District," she said.
Superior Court Judge Richard Tucker ruled that one absentee ballot that had been discarded should count for Alicea, thus creating a tie at 6,587 votes each. The ruling will now be reviewed by the state Election Laws committee. A new election may be scheduled for May 2011.
- New York Daily News, "New York needs a single standard, not three, for deciding razor-close elections," January 30, 2011
- Midhudson news, "Kirwan up by a dozen votes," January 21, 2011
- Daily Freeman, "Still no winner in 100th Assembly District," January 15, 2011
- Boston Globe, "Judge rules Worcester House race a tie, orders new election," February 1, 2011