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Contested NYC prosecutor’s race certified, but court is next

Posted at 12:13 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-29 15:13:46-04

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s Board of Elections has officially certified Queens Borough President Melinda Katz as the winner of the hotly contested Democratic primary for Queens district attorney.

The board said Monday that Katz beat public defender Tiffany Cabán by 60 votes.

But Cabán is continuing with a legal challenge to get invalidated ballots counted.

Cabán’s campaign said it would be in court on Wednesday over more than 100 ballots excluded from the count.

Katz’s campaign has claimed victory and says the people of Queens have spoken.

The board certified the results following a manual recount of more than 90,000 votes that ended last week, a month after the June 25 primary.

The primary winner is expected to win the general election in November.