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Why counting votes isn't as easy as 1, 2, 3

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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn drills into Steve Richman, the lawyer for the NYC Board of Elections yesterday over the voting results reported on Election Day, which turned out to be around 200,000 votes below the official results certified weeks later.

Richman's argument is that the initial, unofficial results are produced by the Associated Press and the NYPD, not the BOE. Quinn argues the initial results need to be more accurate, since that's what everyone responds to.