To fill the emptiness, Gov. Andrew Cuomo scheduled the particular election for April 28 — the identical day because the state’s presidential major elections. Nevertheless, Cuomo postponed the particular election as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. It was initially moved to June 23, which was the date of the first election, earlier than it was canceled. That meant the seat would not be stuffed till after the overall election in November.
There was one other delay awaiting the candidates. As a result of New York expanded eligibility for absentee voting, there have been about 40,000 absentee ballots solid within the fiftieth district, most of which have been in Onondaga County. Cayuga County completed its rely somewhat over per week after Election Day. However Onondaga County needed to cease its rely for 2 weeks after a COVID-19 outbreak involving elections board employees.
The rely resumed on Nov. 30. Mannion, who trailed Renna by 7,228 votes on election evening, took the lead on Dec. 1. He declared victory and Renna conceded the race.
Regardless of the delays, they did not stop Mannion from making ready for an eventual win. He began to construct his Senate employees whereas ready for the votes to be counted. After the race was determined, he continued to rent staffers and obtained briefings on the state funds and laws the Senate could contemplate in 2021.
However first got here the second Wednesday when he walked into the Senate chamber along with his household — his spouse, Jennifer, and their three kids.