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The city Board of Elections is busy today counting the absentee and affidavit ballots cast in the 13th Congressional District primary.
Nearly 2,000 ballots remain to be counted.
On Wednesday, Congressman Charles Rangel strongly defended the board’s handling of last week’s primary.
However, he did not respond to specific allegations of voter suppression or intimidation.
Earlier this week, State Senator Adriano Espaillat’s campaign filed court papers alleging Latino voters were wrongly turned away from the polls and bilingual election workers were replaced by ones who only spoke English.
Rangel’s lead over Espaillat has fallen to 802 votes.