New York 1: Businessman Randy Altschuler (R) leads Rep. Tim Bishop (D) by 383 votes. Officials will begin counting 11,000 outstanding absentee ballots beginning on Tuesday.
New York 25: Republican Ann Marie Buerkle holds a 729-vote lead over Rep. Dan Maffei (D) after two Buerkle-leaning counties reported their absentee totals. But this race will be decided when Maffei's base of Onondaga County -- the largest in the district -- begins counting its 6,000 absentees. In order for Maffei to topple Buerkle's current lead (which is likely to grow larger after another GOP county reports its totals this week), he'll need to win 56 percent of Onondaga's absentees -- higher than the 54 percent he won on Election Day.
North Carolina 2: The state Board of Elections has certified the results, which show Rep. Bob Etheridge (D) trailing nurse Renee Ellmers (R) by 1,489 votes. But because Ellmers' winning margin is less than one percent, Etheridge is entitled to ask for a recount. He has done so, and the recount started today. Ellmers says she can't find any instance of a recount in the state overturning such a large lead.
Texas 27: Officials have approved Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D) request for a recount, which will begin sometime this week. Attorney Blake Farenthold (R) currently holds a 797-vote lead.
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