Incumbent supervisor continues to challenge absentee ballots
BY BILL DEMAREST AND DYLAN SKRILOFF
A court review of outstanding absentee ballots in the Orangetown supervisor race may be settled today. Arguments are ongoing Tuesday afternoon before the NY Supreme Court in New City.
Incumbent Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart said on Friday the results of the Nov. 5 election are still too close to call and he is continuing to challenge the legalities of some absentee ballots in the race between himself and Republican Walter Wettje Jr.
Wettje said he believed victory was his. He said, “With only 54 absentee ballots remaining to be counted, I now hold an 18-vote lead over Supervisor Andy Stewart. I am confident that I will be declared the winner after all of the ballots have been counted and all of Mr. Stewart’s legal challenges have been considered. I appreciate the tremendous support that I have received during this exciting campaign and I am very optimistic as we finally approach the final line.”