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Election results

Sep 13, 2018 9:25 pm

[UPDATED: Fri., Sep. 14] Primary election results as they come in: There are reports of heavier turnout than the similar 2014 primary.

Democrat Party
Andrew Cuomo (winner)
Cynthia Nixon
At 9:30 p.m., [Sep. 13] the Associated Press called the election for Cuomo. Cuomo won roughly 65 percent to 34 percent for his opponent. Nixon called Cuomo to concede. In a concession speech, she said, "In our campaign, we took on one of the most powerful governors and it wasn't easy." Cuomo stayed home in Albany on Election Night. He has been avoiding reporters for two days. Nixon nearly doubled the amount of votes Zephyr Teachout got in a primary against Cuomo in 2014, and her vote total would have beaten his that year too. But Cuomo also got more votes this year, as turnout was much higher. There were more than 1.1 million votes cast in 2018 in this primary compared to about 570,000 in 2014. Green Party candidate and Republican Dutchess County Executive face Cuomo on the November ballot.
Lt. Gov.
Kathy Hotel (winner)
Jumaane Williams
AP has called the lieutenant governor race for Kathy Hochul, who won about 53 percent of the vote. She faces Republican Julie Killian and the Green Party's Jia Lee in November.
Attorney General
Letitia James (winner)
Zephyr Teachout
Sean Patrick Maloney
Leecia Eve
Letitia James, the New York City Public Advocate, beat Zephyr Teachout, Sean Patrick Maloney, and Leecia Eve in Democratic primary for attorney general. James faces Republican Keith Wofford and Michael Sussman, on the Green Party line, Vincent Messina, on the Independence Party line, and Nancy Sliwa, on the Reform line, in November.

Reform Party
Attorney General
Nancy Sliwa
Michael Diederich
Christopher Garvey
Nancy Sliwa won with almost 53 percent of the vote.

Democrat Party
107th Assembly District
Tistrya Houghtling
Don Boyajian
The Times Union is reporting New Lebanon Town Clerk Tistrya Houghtling was chosen by voters to take on incumbent Republican Jake Ashby in November. Houghtling collected 4,077 votes while Cambridge attorney Boyajian had 3,005, according to results on the county boards of elections' websites. In Rensselaer County:
Tistrya G. Houghtling 2,703 54.61% Don Boyajian 2,240 45.25% In Columbia County Houghtling leads 271-150

Ulster County Sheriff
The Daily Freeman is reporting retired state trooper Juan Figueroa soundly defeated leads Paul VanBlarcum in the Democratic primary for the Ulster County Sheriff nomination, 4,693-1,274, with 27 of 80 districts 12,120 to 2,765, with 97.5 percent of precincts reporting. The four-term incumbent VanBlarcum's name will appear on the Republican and Conservative lines in November, when he and Figueroa face off again, this time in the general election.

State Senate races
Actual Democrats may take over New York State Senate in November, as several IDC Democrats, who voted with Republicans, are losing primary elections tonight around the state. Six of eight former IDC members lost primary elections.

Independence Party
Assembly District 106
Challenger William Truitt leads Assemblymember Didi Barrett in the Independence Party primary for Assembly District 106, 229-224 with 75 of 81 districts reporting.

Rensselaer County District Attorney
With all precincts reporting, Mary Pat Donnelly won the Independence Party primary over Joel E. Abelove 637 (57.7 percent) to 457 (41.39 percent).

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