BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — With over nine thousand ballots cast, the Republican primary for Broome County District Attorney is too close to officially call.
In a very tightly contested race, unofficial election results show Paul Battisti with a narrow 137 vote lead over Mike Korchak. Battisti garnered 4,564 ballots, good for 50.5 percent of the vote. Korchak received 4,427 votes or 49 percent of ballots.
Battsiti says while they are still waiting on absentee ballots to be tallied and nothing is guaranteed, he feels great about last night’s results. Around 600 absentee ballots will be counted on July 8th to determine the outcome of the primary. Battisti says in the meantime he’ll still be out in the community but will look to spend more time with his family while awaiting the official results.
The victor will go on to face Democratic candidate Debra Gelson in the general election.