The New York State Board of Elections certified final election results for November 6th this past Friday, Dec. 14th ( about time!!). I pointed out in a recent article that the Democratic Party had a number of very close victories, especially in State Senate races, this past fall. But they came within inches in a few other races. And New York City’s share of the total statewide vote increased dramatically from 2014.
Here are the results taken from the State Board’s new postings:
Democratic challenger Nate McMurray, the supervisor of the Town of Grand Island, only lost by 1,087 votes out of 279,000 votes against indicted Republican Chris Collins. Collins won by four-tenths of one percent. Collins’ Federal insider trading trial date has been scheduled for February 2020 by U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick.
Incumbent Republican State Senator Susan Serino survived a Democratic wave in the Hudson Valley, winning by less than 700 votes out of 118,000 cast. The Republicans lost a Congressional seat and two State Senate seats to the Democrats in the Hudson Valley on Nov. 6. She won by six-tenths of one percent.
In the Syracuse area, Republican Robert Antonacci won the seat held by retiring Republican Senator John DeFrancisco, by just over 2,000 votes, 51-49%.
Incumbent Republican Phil Boyle from Suffolk County withstood a challenge from Democrat Lou D’Amaro, winning 52%-48% and more than three thousand votes. Democrats won four seats on Long Island. Across the State, Democrats won three Congressional seats and 8 State Senate seats from Republicans.
New York City residents saw their share of the total statewide vote surge from 26.5% on the Governor’s line in 2014 to 34.2% on Nov.6th. The City turnout was 2.087 million of the nearly 6.1 million votes statewide. In 2014 City turnout was 1 million of 3.8 million. The New York City Board of Elections posted its results about two weeks ago; the State Board caught up Friday, Dec. 14th, so that the City’s statewide share could be determined.
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