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Voters pour in to cast ballots in NY

Despite intermittent pouring rain, Dutchess County voters came out in large numbers to cast their ballots for their choice of candidates in this year’s mid-term election on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Out of a total of 5,790,035 votes, incumbent candidate Andrew Cuomo received the greatest number for New York State governor with 3,352,588 votes. He campaigned under the Democratic, Working Families, Independence and Women’s Equality party lines.

Campaigning against Cuomo on the Republican, Conservative and Reform party lines, Marc Molinaro received 2,088,381 votes. Running on the Green Party line, Howie Hawkins received 95,668 votes, followed by Libertarian candidate Larry Sharpe with 90,739 votes and Serve America Movement candidate Stephanie Miner 51,323 votes.

Running for the United States Senate on the Democratic, Working Families and Independence party lines, incumbent Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand received the win with 3,732,014 out of 5,790,415 votes. Chele Farley campaigned on the Republican, Conservative and Reform party lines and obtained 1,882,251 votes.

Campaigning under the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality party lines, Antonio Delgado was the victor. He received 132,001 out of 267,979 votes for the state’s 19th Congressional District while his opponent, incumbent candidate John Faso, received 124,408 votes under the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines. Green Party candidate Steven Greenfield earned 4,037 votes while Independence candidate Diane Neal received 2,619 votes.

For the 41st Senate District in New York State, incumbent candidate Sue Serino campaigned under the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Reform party lines and received the majority vote with 56,462 votes out of 113,122 votes. Serino’s opponent, Karen Smythe, received 54,316 votes, running on the Democratic, Working Families and Women’s Equality Party lines.

For the state’s 106th Assembly District, incumbent candidate Didi Barrett won the majority with a total of 25,547 out of 49,117 votes; she ran under the Democratic, Working Families and Independence party lines. Barrett’s opponent, Will Truitt, gained 21,932 votes and campaigned under the Republican, Conservative, Women’s Equality and Reform party lines.

Dutchess County Family Court Justice Democratic and Working Families party candidate Jeffrey Martin received 50,900 out of 101,704 votes. His opponent, Karen Hagstrom, received 50,785 votes and ran under the Republican, Conservative, Green, Independence, Women’s Equality and Reform party lines.

For Dutchess County Surrogate Court Judge, Michael Hayes campaigned under the Republican, Conservative, Green, Independence, Women’s Equality and Reform party lines and won with 51,913 out of 101,504 votes. Thomas Mansfield campaigned for Surrogate Court Judge under the Democratic and Working Families party lines, receiving a total of 49,556 votes.

An updated article on the election results will run in the Nov. 15 Millerton News.