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Collins and McMurray battle on in race for NY House seat


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – The race between indicted Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Collins and Democratic challenger Nate McMurray in western New York remains too close to call and might not be decided for days.

Collins and McMurray have scheduled Wednesday news conferences to talk about where things stand.

McMurray took back his election night concession speech with unofficial returns showing him within 3,000 votes of Collins.

Erie County officials say they’ll be canvassing polling place ballots and counting absentee ballots for the next few weeks.

They say 20,000 absentee ballots went out in Erie County, the largest of the district’s eight counties.

McMurray says he wants every vote counted.

Win or lose, Collins faces trial in 2020 on charges of insider trading and lying to the FBI. He’s pleaded not guilty.

In a second, undecided House race in central New York, Democrat Anthony Brindisi was beating Republican U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney by less than 1,500 votes Wednesday.

Tenney has not conceded and her campaign manager notes that thousands of absentee ballots must still be counted.

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