When the mystery ballot was finally opened yesterday at 3PM at the Board of Elections, the Democratic Majority led by the Ashley-Smith faction of pro-comprehensive plan candidates had tied for the second place position which had been held by Pat Nolan of the Spain faction.
The tie means Mr. Nolan loses the seat and only Clark Cavanugh, the first place vote getter, wins at the ballot box. Later this month, the Rensselaer County Democratic Committee will fill the vacancy and will likely award the seat to a party member loyal to the Ashley-Smith team.
Mr. Nolan ran an excellent campaign and worked hard. We commend him for that effort.
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