If you wonder why the law calls for a hand recount when the vote difference is less than one half percent, take a look what’s going on in the District leader fight in Brooklyn:
On Election Night September 13, Lincoln Restler was down by 136 votes. After a count of some more votes he was down by 51, then down by 105 votes. But with Absentees and affidavits coming into play, he pulled ahead Friday night to a lead of 53 votes. However, as we reported a few days ago, there is a discrepancy of the count in one Williamsburg Election District: Chris Olechowski has a net of approximately eighty votes in his favor based on a one count, but he loses these votes on the count on a so-called Memory Stick. So Restler’s lead of 53 votes is based on the memory stick being added to the total vote, but if we count the original number instead, Olechowski leads by 31.
So which number is correct: The original computer count favoring Olechwski (which was not in the math Friday Night) or the memory stick count which was used as of Friday Night giving Restler the 51-vote lead?
Ya, that’s why we need a hand count on his election.
The above numbers are before recounting by hand the 11,000-plus votes that were cast on Election Day, and before proving voter fraud and how it may have changed the election one way or another. So it’s very safe to say that only if everything will go very wrong for Restler in this recount he will stay down.