ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Democrat Scott Murphy leads Republican Jim Tedisco by 46 votes in the latest count of a too-close-to-call special congressional election in New York state.
The state Board of Elections reports that unofficial vote counts show Murphy with 77,773 to Tedisco's 77,727. The lead has fluctuated since the March 31 election in the 20th Congressional District. Totals include some of the absentee ballots expected to decide the election.
The candidates are vying to replace Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who was appointed to fill in the seat formerly held by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The district stretches from the rural Adirondack Mountains, an hour south of the Canadian border, through the mid Hudson Valley, about an hour north of New York City.