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Clegg up by 45 votes, but almost 300 disputed ballots not yet counted

Clegg up by 45 votes, but almost 300 disputed ballots not yet counted

A count of absentee and affidavit ballots has left Democrat Dave Clegg clinging to a miniscule 45-vote lead over Republican Mike Kavanagh in the closely watched race for Ulster County district attorney. But with hundreds of ballot challenges awaiting a judge’s ruling — and a county law that will likely trigger an automatic recount of every vote cast — a final decision in the contest could still be weeks away.