NEW YORK, NEW YORK and WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — The Engel campaign will continue to closely monitor the collection and counting of absentee ballots and recount of the voting machines over the next week. There are many thousands of absentee ballots that will need to be counted, and that count won’t begin for another six days. Any declarative statement on the outcome of this race right now is premature and undermines the democratic process. Congressman Engel strongly believes that every absentee ballot should be counted, especially during this pandemic. In the meantime, the Congressman will continue his work for the people of the Bronx and Westchester.