"Last week's election left Republicans in control of at least 30 seats next year and Democrats with 29 seats. Depending on the final outcomes of those races, either party could wind up controlling the 62-seat chamber next year or they could be splitting power.
The ultimate makeup of the Senate may not be known for months, or even by Mr. Cuomo's first month into the job, leaving the chamber in a state of limbo and complicating the next governor's ability to get a head start with budget negotiations and other priorities….
The two parties are also contesting the results of a race in Westchester, between Democrat Suzi Oppenheimer and Republican Bob Cohen.
While it's unlikely that the election disputes will carry into early spring and approach the April 1 deadline for passage of Mr. Cuomo's first state budget, they could easily spill into January."
Currently Oppenheimer leads Cohen by about 500 votes. If your not sure if your vote counts, it does.