Power vacuum feared without Nassau exec.

Two weeks after Nassau residents cast their ballots for county executive, there is no clear winner even as volunteers continue to count absentee votes.

After Tuesday?s counting, Republican Ed Mangano was ahead of incumbent Democrat Tom Suozzi by about 600 votes. The counting, however, could take several more weeks.

Political analyst Larry Levy says if the results aren?t resolved by inauguration day, it?s unclear as to who would run the county. He says if Nassau goes months without an executive, it could be disastrous.

Presiding Officer Diane Yatauro says a more than $100 million for capital projects will be put on hold if there?s no county executive.

Photo courtesy of Newsday

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