Languishing on Long Island

by Robert Costa

The count continues in NY-1:

New York Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) and Republican challenger Randy Altschuler will be in court Tuesday arguing over the fate of more than 2,000 challenged ballots. 

Altschuler has challenged 1,261 ballots, while Bishop has challenged 790. 

Bishop saw his Election Day lead over his challenger evaporate because of errors in the initial tally. But he’s subsequently edged back into a 235-vote lead in the 1st district’s post-election count after getting the majority of the absentee and affidavit ballots.

“I expect this lead to increase because my opponent has challenged 471 more voters than ours,” Bishop said in a recent e-mail to supporters.

Their case will be heard by the Suffolk County Supreme Court.

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