Recount ends in narrow prosecutor's race; rivalry persists

NEW YORK (AP) — Queens Borough President Melinda Katz has declared victory over public defender Tiffany Cabán in the race for the Democratic nomination for Queens district attorney, but Cabán says the race is not over.

The manual recount of more than 90,000 votes in New York City ended Thursday, exactly one month after the June 25 primary.

The Board of Elections has not announced the results, but the Katz campaign said in a statement that the results "confirm once again that the people of Queens have chosen Melinda Katz as the Democratic nominee for district attorney."

Cabán led by 1,090 votes immediately after the election, but Katz pulled ahead by 16 votes after absentee and affidavit ballots were counted.

Cabán says her campaign will be in court "to make sure the people of Queens are not disenfranchised."