Two weeks after the polls closed for New York’s primary elections, dozens of political campaigns still are actively pushing for votes in the electoral equivalent of extra innings.

Officials in New York City will begin opening more than 389,000 absentee ballots this week, an unprecedented number of mailed votes that were cast as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In many close races, there are more unopened absentee ballots than votes that were cast on June 23 or the nine days of early voting that preceded it.

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