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7th SD: Johnson files appeal
An attorney for state Sen. Craig Johnson (D-Port Washington) said Monday that he has filed a notice of appeal from a judge’s ruling certifying Republican Jack Martins as the winner their contest for the 7th District.
“We are optimistic that justice will be served on appeal,” attorney Steven Schlesinger said.
Justice Ira Warshawsky of state Supreme Court in Mineola certified Martins as the winner in a court session Saturday, ruling that there was insufficient evidence to show that Johnson could win in a hand count of all 85,000 ballots.
The final count of the Board of Elections was 42,942 votes for Martins, and 42,491 for Johnson, a margin of 451 votes.