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NY House race comes down to absentee votes

ALBANY, NEW YORK (AP) -- The campaign is over, but the election is far from decided in a New York Congressional race.

It's up to absentee ballots to decide who'll join the House of Representatives from New York's 20th District. Democrat Scott Murphy leads Republican Jim Tedisco by 65 votes out of more than 154,000 cast in Tuesday's special election.

They're vying for the seat that Kirsten Gillibrand left when she was appointed to the U.S. Senate to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

More than 10,000 absentee ballots were issued, and overseas voters have until April 13 to return them by mail.

Democrats won the district in 2006 and 2008. Republicans hold an advantage of 75,000 more registered voters than Democrats.

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