ROCHESTER — According to Eric Schiener, the former Assistant District Attorney who is a candidate in this year’s contentious primary contest for the Republican nomination for Livingston County D.A., there was a miscount in last week’s counting of absentee ballots. Schiener says that the corrected tally shows him leading by one vote.
Last week’s absentee ballot counting, which was conducted by the Board of Elections, with the full participation of both candidates and their lawyers, and witnessed by a number of observers, ended with an exact tie.
Six additional absentee ballots were uncounted and are being protested for different reasons. Arguments over the protested ballots were heard Wednesday in New York State Supreme Court, in Rochester, before Judge John Ark. A decision has not been made.
Scheiner said Wednesday, after the court events, “I was informed by the County Attorney after court today that there was a miscount in Avon and I am now leading by one vote.”
According to Schiener, one Avon district was under-reported in the tallying process, and he was originally credited with 5 votes instead of 6.