On November 8, 2022, Republican flipped 4 State Assembly seats in Queens and Brooklyn: Tom Sullivan topped Stacey G. Pfeffer Amato by 246 votes in the 23rd District; Michael Novakhov trounced Steven Cymbrowitz by 4,215 votes in the 45th District; Alec Brook-Krasny bettered Mathylde Frontus by 797 votes in the 46th District; and Lester Chang knocked out Peter Abbate by 668 votes in the 49th District.
Queens: 23AD. Assemblywoman Stacey G. Pfeffer Amato sued (Nov 15). After absentee votes were cured and counted, Republican challenger Sullivan won by 3 votes (Nov 23). Recount placed Assemblywoman Pfeffer-Amato up by 1 vote (Dec. 7). Assemblywoman Amato won two court cases. She led by 8 votes when counting 11 “overvotes” (Dec 22). Count of the 74 “cured” ballots, 4 affidavits, and 11 “overvotes” gave her a 15 vote-margin and the win. (Jan 4).
Brooklyn: 49AD. Unlike in Queens, Assemblyman Peter J. Abbate, Jr. did not sue. Instead, Assemblyman-Elect Lester Chang had to appear before the Assembly Judiciary Committee with mountain of documents. He was seated January 3, 2023.