Rangel Holds Lead Over Espaillat In Vote Count

07/08/2012 01:29 pm ET | Updated Sep 07, 2012

Representative Charles B. Rangel maintained a nearly 1,000-vote lead on Saturday after election officials finished a hand count of the ballots in the June Democratic primary, giving him an edge in his bid for a 22nd term in the House.

After the New York City Board of Elections finished counting several thousand provisional and absentee ballots on Friday, it turned to ballots that had been declared invalid but, after challenges from the candidates, were reinstated.

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