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Cabán’s Lead Grows as Voting Machines Recounted

Tiffany Caban’s lead has grown following a recount of voting machines. (Tiffany Caban)

July 2, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

Tiffany Cabán’s narrow lead in the Queens District Attorney race has widened by more than 100 votes as a recanvassing of voting machines from last week’s election came to a close yesterday.

Cabán has now won a total of 34,104 votes compared to Borough President Melinda Katz’s 32,905, Patch first reported, bumping up the margin to 1,199 votes.

On election night, the contentious Democratic primary stayed neck-and-neck between Katz and Cabán, with Cabán ultimately coming out on top by a margin of 1,090 votes.

While thousands of absentee ballots and affidavits have still yet to be counted, the results are not likely to change in Katz’s favor. Despite Cabán declaring victory on election night shortly after 11 p.m., Katz has not yet conceded, wanting to wait for every vote to be counted.

The remaining absentee and affidavit ballots are expected to be counted over the coming days.

The winner of the primary will go head-to-head against Republican candidate Dan Kogan, where the Democratic nominee is expected to come out on top. Kogan told the Queens Daily Eagle, however, that he would agree to step aside to allow judge Greg Lasak—who came third in the Democratic primary—to run as the GOP candidate.

Joann Ariola, chair of the Queens County Republican Party, told QNS on Thursday that they have no intention of putting anyone on the ballot besides Kogan.

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InconvenientTroof

If elected, this dingbat DA is going to — quite deliberately — create a sharp uptick in crime in Queens. That’s called “justice,” don’t you know. She’s a paid stooge of globalist nation wrecker George Soros. But too many naive New Yorkers vote on skin color, so she’s a shoo-in.

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It's funny to see how completely wrong you were now.

Remember this antisemitic conspiracy theory?

> She’s a paid stooge of globalist nation wrecker George Soros

So he was controlling the election AND she lost? Doesn’t sound like you’re too bright.

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LIC Direct

What is this the Democratic Republic of Congo where it takes a week to count votes being brought in from the bush? They can’t stand it – Tif Caban will be the next DA.

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Gardens Watcher

Absentee and Military Paper ballots had to be postmarked by June 24 and received at Board of Elections by July 2. This is normal procedure for ANY election.

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