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New York court grants hearing on Charlie Rangel vote count


""Our campaign has not been allowed to adequately monitor the Board of Elections' proceedings, as required by law," Espaillat's campaign said in a statement Friday afternoon. "The BOE continues to stonewall not only our campaign, but also the news media, which is particularly disturbing given that it blocks the free flow of information and transparency—the bedrock of our democratic system."

Espaillat's campaign said votes in Washington Heights and the Bronx "have inexplicably been left to count" and an estimated 3,000 affidavits remain. Rangel currently leads by 1,032 votes, according to the latest totals available via the Associated Press. Results from affidavits, absentee and military ballots will be released July 5."

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