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New York Democrats Claim Supermajority in State Senate

Nov. 23, 2020, 11:14 PM

New York state Senate Democrats on Monday claimed victory, saying they will win a supermajority of seats in that legislative chamber after weeks of absentee ballot counting.

Democrats took 41 seats of the 63-district Senate, and are expected to pick up another in the 40th Senate District, which includes parts of Westchester County and the Hudson Valley, said state Sen. Michael Gianaris, who serves as deputy majority leader.

Gianaris said his party expects the 40th Senate District seat, which would give them a supermajority, to be called in its favor soon. Absentee ballots were still being counted in four other ...