Don Clavin might have declared victory…
But the people who actually count the ballots have not….
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More than a week after Election Day, the Hempstead Town supervisor race remains undecided.
According to a representative from the Nassau County Board of Elections, affidavit and emergency ballots are still being counted in the race between incumbent Supervisor Laura Gillen, a Democrat, and Republican challenger Don Clavin.
After the emergency and affidavit ballots are tallied, the board will then review absentee ballots. It has until Nov. 29 to declare a winner in the race. On Election Day, Clavin had 50 percent of the vote, while Gillen received 49 percent and Independence Party candidate Diane Madden garnered 1 percent.
Gillen became the first Democratic town supervisor in more than a century when she defeated Anthony Santino in 2017. She was seeking a second term. Clavin has served as the town’s receiver of taxes since 2001. Though the race was not officially declared in his favor, Clavin gave a victory speech after polls closed on Nov. 5.
Gillen did not concede the race, and the board has until the day after Thanksgiving to declare a victor….