Only 16 votes separate Borough President Melinda Katz and Tiffany Cabán in the Queens District Attorney race. New York election lawyer Sarah Steiner and Gotham Gazette's executive editor Ben Max break down the mechanics and what to expect from the recount. "The machines only count the votes where you fill in the little oval… people may circle the name or put a check mark in the box. In a hand recount… if you can tell the intention of the voter, you count the vote," says @SarahGoat.
— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) July 9, 2019"The Board of Elections can be arcane and can be very strict, trying to follow the letter of the law, but we know that often the Board of Election throws out a lot of signatures on ballot petitions or votes that can limit participation," says @TweetBenMax.
— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) July 9, 2019