Absentee ballots could decide if Lewis County attorney wins race for state supreme court judge

Absentee ballots could decide if Lewis County attorney wins race for state supreme court judge
Mike Young (Source: WWNY)

LOWVILLE, N.Y. (WWNY) - A well known Lewis County lawyer currently has the lead in the race to become a state supreme court judge. However, absentee ballots could change that.

After all election night ballots were totaled, Republican Mike Young had a notable lead over his Democratic challenger, Rory McMahon.

The two are vying for a judgeship in the 5th Judicial District.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Young has a 5,300 vote lead, but there are 92,000 absentee ballots that still need to be counted.

New York Supreme Court justices are elected to 14-year terms.

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