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Election 2010 and the recount

From left: Election Volunteers Tom De Maria and

From left: Election Volunteers Tom De Maria and James Jazwinski continue to count absentee ballots in Mineola Tuesday afternoon. Photo Credit: Newsday/Danielle Finkelstein

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

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

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

Workers at the Suffolk County Board of Elections
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert)

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

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

Andrew Cuomo and Robert Duffy celebrate victory in
Photo 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
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Andrew Cuomo declares victory in the New York State gubernatorial race. (Nov. 2, 2010)

Tea party Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino holds
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

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)

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

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

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

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

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

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Attorney General
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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,
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

New York State gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo at
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

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
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Newsday / Alejandra Villa

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)

Maria Monda from Mattituck votes with her twins,
Photo Credit: Randee Daddona

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
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

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

A poll worker explains the new ballot system
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: James Carbone

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

A woman fills out her ballot at John
Photo 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
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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
Photo 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.

New York Gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino waves as
Photo Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan

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
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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.

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

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

Eric Schneiderman, the democratic candidate for State Attorney
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Eric Schneiderman, the democratic candidate for State Attorney General, applauds New York State gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo during a campaign rally. (Oct. 26, 2010)

NY gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo greets suporters after
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

NY gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo greets suporters after completing his 62-county tour. (Oct. 30, 2010)

New York State gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo embraces
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

New York State gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo embraces supporters after a campaign rally at Local 66 Laborers Hall. (Oct. 29, 2010)

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton endorses Andrew Cuomo’s
Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton endorses Andrew Cuomo’s candidacy for New York State Governor during a campaign rally held in New York City. (Oct. 27, 2010)

Gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino addresses his supporters in
Photo Credit: Buffalo News / Derek Gee

Gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino addresses his supporters in the lobby of the Ellicott Square Building Tuesday night, Sept. 14, 2010, after his primary victory.

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino celebrates in the
Photo Credit: Derek Gee / Buffalo News

GOP gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino celebrates in the lobby of the Ellicott Square Building Tuesday night, after his primary victory. (Sept. 14, 2010)

Carl Paladino delivers a victory speech after winning
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Carl Paladino delivers a victory speech after winning the New York State Republican Gubernatorial primary race in Buffalo, Tuesday. (Sept. 14, 2010)

Carl Paladino speaks on stage after winning the
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Carl Paladino speaks on stage after winning the New York State Republican gubernatorial primary in upstate Buffalo on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010.

Rick Lazio concedes defeat to Carl Paladino in
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Rick Lazio concedes defeat to Carl Paladino in the GOP primary for New York governor. (Sept. 14, 2010)

Rick Lazio concedes defeat to Carl Paladino in
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Rick Lazio concedes defeat to Carl Paladino in the GOP primary for New York governor. (Sept. 14, 2010)

Rick Lazio concedes defeat to Carl Paladino in
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Rick Lazio concedes defeat to Carl Paladino in the GOP primary for New York governor. (Sept. 14, 2010)

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand defeated Gail Goode for
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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand defeated Gail Goode for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

Eric Schneiderman speaks early Wednesday morning after winning
Photo Credit: Craig Ruttle

Eric Schneiderman speaks early Wednesday morning after winning the Democratic New York Attorney General candidacy. (Sept. 15, 2010)

Eric Schneiderman defeated Kathleen Rice for the Democratic
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Eric Schneiderman defeated Kathleen Rice for the Democratic nomination for New York State Attorney General. (June 21, 2010)

AG candidate Kathleen Rice arrives at her campaign
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AG candidate Kathleen Rice arrives at her campaign headquarters in Carle Place, Tuesday, before primary election results were completed. Rice lost to Eric Schneiderman. (Sept. 14, 2010)

CARLE PLACE, NY, September 14, 2010---With her 85-year-old
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CARLE PLACE, NY, September 14, 2010---With her 85-year-old father, Laurence Rice at her side, Democratic candidate for Attorney General Kathleen Rice arrives at her campaign headquarters in Carle Place on Tuesday night, September 14, 2010.

State attorney general primary candidate Kathleen Rice meets
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

State attorney general primary candidate Kathleen Rice meets commuters at the Port Washington LIRR station on Tuesday. (Sept. 14, 2010)

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