ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Counties across New York began to count more than 1.5 million absentee ballots Monday in an effort to determine the outcome of several races that remain undecided nearly a week after Election Day. The mail-in vote has the potential to swing some races substantially, in the same pattern that happened in some states during the presidential race. Roughly 930,000 absentee ballots were returned by Democrats, while 260,000 were returned by Republicans. It’s unclear whether that advantage will be enough to overcome substantial leads some Republicans held over incumbent Democrats in the state’s closely watched congressional races.
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