Primary Results Close for 2 GOP Legislators Who Voted for Marriage Equality in NY

The New York Times
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September 14, 2012

Two Republican state senators who provided pivotal votes marriage equality last year fought opponents to a standstill on Thursday in primary races so close that they will be decided only after absentee ballots are counted.

Senator Roy J. McDonald, of the capital region, trailed his opponent by a little more than 100 votes at the end of the night, and Senator Stephen M. Saland, of Poughkeepsie, led his opponent by just 42 votes. In both races, there were enough uncounted absentee ballots to change the outcome.