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From left: Election Volunteers Tom De Maria and (Credit: Newsday/Danielle Finkelstein)

From left: Election Volunteers Tom De Maria and James Jazwinski continue to count absentee ballots in Mineola Tuesday afternoon.

Election 2010 and the recount

Images from around Long Island and the campaign trail on Election Day 2010 -- and beyond.

From left: Election Volunteers Tom De Maria and
(Credit: Newsday/Danielle Finkelstein)

From left: Election Volunteers Tom De Maria and James Jazwinski continue to count absentee ballots in Mineola Tuesday afternoon.

Nassau County election volunteers continue count absentee ballots
(Credit: Danielle Finkelstein)

Nassau County election volunteers continue count absentee ballots in Mineola, Tuesday. (Nov. 16, 2010)

Nassau County continues to count absentee ballots in
(Credit: Newsday/Danielle Finkelstein)

Nassau County continues to count absentee ballots in Mineola Tuesday afternoon. (November 16, 2010)

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Workers at the Suffolk County Board of Elections
(Credit: Ed Betz)

Workers at the Suffolk County Board of Elections recount ballots in Yaphank. (Nov. 8, 2010)

Absentee and affidavit ballots are counted by the
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Absentee and affidavit ballots are counted by the Nassau County Board of Elections as representatives from Democratic and Republican candidates watch. (Nov. 15, 2010)

Congressman Tim Bishop, the day after election night,
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Congressman Tim Bishop, the day after election night, stands outside his home in Southampton. (Nov. 3, 2010)

Andrew Cuomo declares victory in the New York
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Andrew Cuomo declares victory in the New York State gubernatorial race Tuesday. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Andrew Cuomo declares victory in the New York
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Andrew Cuomo declares victory in the New York State gubernatorial race. (Nov. 2, 2010)

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Andrew Cuomo and Robert Duffy celebrate victory in
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Andrew Cuomo and Robert Duffy celebrate victory in the state gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial races. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Andrew Cuomo declares victory in the New York
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Andrew Cuomo declares victory in the New York State gubernatorial race. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Tea party Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino holds
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Tea party Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino holds a bat during his concession speech at the Hyatt hotel in Buffalo. (Nov. 2, 2010)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino holds a bat
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino holds a bat during his speech at the Hyatt hotel in Buffalo. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Carl Paladino gives a speech but did not,
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Carl Paladino gives a speech but did not, at first, concede to Andrew Cuomo at the Hyatt hotel in Buffalo. (Nov. 2, 2010)

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino gives his concession
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino gives his concession speech at the Hyatt hotel in Buffalo. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Lee Zeldin celebrates his victory in the race
(Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

Lee Zeldin celebrates his victory in the race for State Senate, Tuesday night. (Nov. 2, 2010)

NY state senator Brian X. Foley concedes defeat
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

NY state senator Brian X. Foley concedes defeat to Lee Zeldin. (Nov. 3, 2010)

NY state senator Brian X. Foley concedes defeat
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

NY state senator Brian X. Foley concedes defeat to Lee Zeldin. (Nov. 3, 2010)

Eric Schneiderman delivers his victory speech after he
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Eric Schneiderman delivers his victory speech after he was elected as the next NY Attorney General. (Nov. 3, 2010)

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Attorney General
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is announcing a new anti-fraud unit. (Nov. 3, 2010)

Kaitlyn Wallace, 13 months old, watches her father,
(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Kaitlyn Wallace, 13 months old, watches her father, Keith Wallace, of Lynbrook, vote at North Lynbrook Middle School, Tuesday. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Andrew Cuomo is joined by his father, former
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Andrew Cuomo is joined by his father, former governor Mario Cuomo, as he declares victory in the NY gubernatorial race. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) acknowledges supporters with her
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) acknowledges supporters with her husband Jonathan, right, and her son, Theo, left, as she delivers her victory speech at a Democratic election night candidates party. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Kirsten Gillibrand speaks after winning the New York
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Kirsten Gillibrand speaks after winning the New York Senate seat in Manhattan. (Nov. 2, 2010)

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GOP NY attorney general candidate Dan Donovan speaks
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GOP NY attorney general candidate Dan Donovan speaks to the media. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Charles Schumer speaks after winning the New York
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Charles Schumer speaks after winning the New York Senate seat on Election Day 2010. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Charles Schumer speaks after winning the New York
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Charles Schumer speaks after winning the New York Senate seat Tuesday. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Suffolk County Executive and former Republican gubernatorial hopeful
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

Suffolk County Executive and former Republican gubernatorial hopeful Steve Levy took the stage with other Suffolk Republican leaders early on election night in Hauppague. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Grant Leo Perl, 2, right, with twin brother
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

Grant Leo Perl, 2, right, with twin brother Nate, wait for their father, Joshua Perl, to vote on Election Day at Hampton Bays Middle School in Hampton Bays. (Nov. 2, 2010)

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New York State gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo at
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New York State gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo at the polls early on Election Day. (Nov. 2, 2010)

New York State gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo greets
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New York State gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo greets fellow voters after casting his vote at Mount Kisco Presbyterian Church. Cuomo was accompanied by his daughter, Michaela, Cuomo and girlfriend Sandra Lee.

Randy Altschuler, 1st CD GOP candidate, gives a
(Credit: James Carbone)

Randy Altschuler, 1st CD GOP candidate, gives a thumbs up after casting his ballot at St. James Elementary School in Saint James. (Nov. 2, 2010)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino greets voters after
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino greets voters after casting his vote at Salem Lutheran Church in Buffalo. (Nov. 2, 2010)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and his wife,
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and his wife, Cathy, leave at Salem Lutheran Church in Buffalo, after casting their votes. (Nov. 2, 2010)

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Maria Monda from Mattituck votes with her twins,
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Maria Monda from Mattituck votes with her twins, Michael and Andrew, by her side Tuesday morning at Mattituck Junior-Senior High School. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Voters show up early to the polls in
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Voters show up early to the polls in Great Neck. (Nov. 2, 2010)

A poll worker explains the new ballot system
(Credit: Gordon M. Grant)

A poll worker explains the new ballot system to a voter at the Hampton Bays Middle School in Hampton Bays. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy after casting her vote at
(Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy after casting her vote at the Jackson Avenue School in Mineola. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Voters fill out their ballots at the Blue
(Credit: James Carbone)

Voters fill out their ballots at the Blue Point Library Tuesday morning.
(Nov. 2, 2010)

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A woman fills out her ballot at John
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

A woman fills out her ballot at John Wesley Village in Riverhead. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Coordinator Toni Carbone, center, confers with polling workers
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Coordinator Toni Carbone, center, confers with polling workers on the proper method of filling out the new ballots in Riverhead. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Voters show up early to the polls in
(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Voters show up early to the polls in Great Neck. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand greets supporters during a campaign
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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand greets supporters during a campaign rally in Troy, N.Y. (Oct. 27, 2010)

New York Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Joseph
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New York Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Joseph DioGuardi speaks during a debate against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in Troy, N.Y., Oct. 21.

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New York Gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino waves as
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New York Gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino waves as he arrives at Old Bethpage Restoration Village to campaign during an 1880's Halloween Event.

Sen. Charles Schumer speaks during a debate with
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Sen. Charles Schumer speaks during a debate with Republican challenger Jay Townsend at Marist College in Poughkeepsie. (Oct. 24, 2010)

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) right, shakes hands with
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Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) right, shakes hands with Republican challenger Jay Townsend at the end of a debate Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino walks down stairs
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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino walks down stairs during a campaign stop in Watertown, NY. (Oct. 30, 2010)

Carl Paladino, the Republican candidate for New York
(Credit: AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Carl Paladino, the Republican candidate for New York governor, speaks during a rally at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Friday, Oct. 29, 2010. Recent polls show Paladino trailing Democrat Andrew Cuomo in the gubernatorial race.

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino visits American Defense
(Credit: Newsday /Alejandra Villa)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino visits American Defense Systems in Hicksville. (Oct. 26, 2010)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino greets LIRR commuters
(Credit: James Carbone)

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino greets LIRR commuters at the Ronkonkoma station, Thursday. (Oct. 28, 2010)

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