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Election results

Nov 04, 2020 12:04 am
The winner of the presidential election remains unknown the day after the election. It appears it will be several days before we find out if Donald Trump can take four of Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, or Wisconsin, or if Joe Biden can take two or three of those, to become the next president. In a late-night television appearance, Trump wanted states to stop accepting ballots, even though many accept votes postmarked by election day to arrive later. Biden urged all votes be counted. Locally, majorities in Schoharie, Delaware, Greene, Dutchess, and Rensselaer counties (in that order) voted for Trump; Biden led in Albany, Ulster, and Columbia counties (in that order). Hours after voting ended in New York, there was still much uncertainty in local elections, with mail-in ballots possibly changing a few outcomes. Overall, Republicans did well in the upper Hudson Valley, but one state senate race could flip from a Republican to a Democrat, while one Assembly Democrat ahead after in-person votes were counted could lose if mail-in votes favor the Republican. In a major Congressional race there were almost twice as many blank votes on the line then the difference between the two leading candidates. Much can still change in these results, as all votes have not yet been counted. One thing that won't change is the ballot lines for New York's Working Families Party and Conservative Party, as both parties received more than the 130,000 votes now needed to remain on the ballot in the state. The Green, Independence, and Libertarian parties have not, so far, secured enough votes to remain on New York ballots, the Times Union reports. Five Republican candidates for New York State Senate sued Nov. 2 to impound absentee, affidavit, and military ballots so they can be challenged before opened. Rich Amedure, who is running against Democrat Michelle Hinchey for the open 46th District seat, was among the Republicans suing to block these votes.

New York State Election results

NY18 Democrat incumbent Sean Patrick Maloney leads Republican Chele Farley 43-40 percent, by about 7,000 votes, with mail-in votes remaining.
NY19 In the NY19 Congressional election, incumbent Democrat Antonio Delgado leads with 47.59 percent, or 141,751 votes, over Republican Kyle Van De Water with 45.15 percent, or 134,503 votes. There were almost twice the amount of blank votes on this line, 13,992, than the current difference between the two candidates. The number of ballots where voters cast choices in other races, but left this one blank also outnumbered votes for other candidates in the NY19 election. Libertarian Victoria Alexander finished third with 3,399 votes, or one percent, followed by Green Party candidate Steve Greenfield with 2,048 votes, or less than one percent. There were also 2,027 write-in votes, many of them likely for Ola Hawatmeh, who lost the Republican primary but mounted a write-in campaign.
NY20 Democrat incumbent Paul Tonko comfortably led Republican Liz Joy 48 to 37 percent, with mail-in ballots left.

NY43 Republican incumbent Daphne Jordan defeated Democrat Patrick Nelson in the 43rd State Senate District, 55-40 percent. On Twitter, Nelson said there are still 30,000 votes left to count in this race, with a 20,000-plus Jordan lead. "Those will be counted next week," Nelson wrote. "Odds are not enough to make up the gap, but not mathematically impossible. About half those ballots are Democrats. The final margin will be much closer either way."
NY46 Republican Richard Amedure defeated Democrat Michelle Hinchey for the NY46 Senate District, by a 51-to-45 percent margin, or 8,000 vote difference unlikely to be overturned by the remaining mail-in ballots.

NY102 Republican incumbent Chris Tague, with 65 percent, defeated Democrat Betsy Kraat, with 31 percent, in this district that covers Greene, and Schoharie counties, and parts of Ulster, and Columbia counties.
NY106 Uncounted mail-in ballots could play a a role in this close race between Democrat incumbent Didi Barrett and Republican Dean Michael. Barrett leads after in-person counting, by fewer than 2,000 votes. Barrett had 25,951 of the in-person ballots cast, while Michael had 24,138 votes as of election night.
NY107 Incumbent Republican Jake Ashby, with 57 percent, defeats Democrat Brittany Vogel, with 39 percent. Libertarian Charles Senrick, with less than one percent, got 553 votes.

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