New York State Election Results Become Clearer

COVID 19 resulted in a huge number of mail-in ballots.  As a result, many races were not decided on election day.  After nearly a month of recounting, the following summarizes where we stand.  There are still some races that are too close to call.  But as of today here are some of the key results from close races.

Congressional Races

9th District (Brooklyn): Yvette Clarke wins with 62% of the vote.

12th District (Western Queens, Northwest Brooklyn & East Side of Manhattan): We still do not know the outcome of the race between veteran Congressmember Carolyn Maloney and challenger Suraj Patel.  Maloney led Patel by a mere 648 votes on election night. Absentee ballots will decide the election. A recent dispute resulted in 1 in 5 mail in ballots being tossed out by the Board of Elections for various errors.  It has been reported that there are roughly 65,000 mail in ballots in the NY 12th race.

15th District (West and South Bronx): Ritchie Torres leads a crowded field to replace Jose Serrano.

16th District (Bronx, Westchester): Challenger Jamaal Bowman has beaten Congressman Eliot Engel in an upset victory.

17th District (Westchester, Rockland): Mondaire Jones has won the Democratic Primary to replace Representative Nita Lowey in an 8-person race that included State Senator David Carlucci and Assemblyman David Buchwald (neither are returning to the State Legislature in 2021).

19th District (Hudson Valley): Attorney Kyle Van De Water has won his Republican Primary to face-off against Representative Antonio Delgado in November.  

27th NY (Erie County): Chris Jacobs (R) wins special election replacing Chris Collins

State Senate Races

38th District (Rockland):  Elijah Reichlin-Melnick made a significant turnaround to defeat Justin Sweet after a bloc of absentees came from the districts Ultra-Orthodox communities.

49th District (Schenectady):  Thearse McCalmon won her primary to challenge incumbent Senator Jim Tedisco.

56th District (Rochester):  Jeremy Cooney won the democratic nomination to face-off against Republican and Greece Town Councilman Mike Barry. The seat is being vacated by Senator Joe Robach.

State Assembly Races

31st District (Queens):  Khaleel Anderson maintained his election night lead after absentee ballots were counted in this six-person race. The victory will earn the 24-year-old the distinction of being the state Assembly’s youngest member.

34th District (Queens):  Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas has beaten incumbent Assemblyman Michael DenDekker in an upset victory.

36th District (Queens):  Zohran Kwame Mamdani had a tight race between candidates that support similar progressive policies. Preliminary voting results show DSA-backed Zohran Mamdani, a housing counselor, is beating incumbent Assembly Member Aravella Simotas by about seven percentage points so far.

38th  District (Queens):  Jenifer Rajkumar’s race had early results that showed Assembly Member Michael Miller with fewer than half as many votes as Jenifer Rajkumar, a professor with the City University of New York and former official in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration.

51st District (Brooklyn): Marcela Mitaynes defeated incumbent Assemblyman Felix Ortiz after he conceded in a tight race, determined by absentees.

56th District (Brooklyn): Stefani Zinerman has had local officials that have backed her to replace outgoing Assemblywoman Tremaine Wright in this central Brooklyn district.

64th District (Brooklyn & Staten Island): Michael Tannousis is looking to succeed Nicole Malliotakis as the assembly member for the 64th District.

79th District (Bronx):  Chantel Jackson enjoyed the backing of outgoing Assemblyman Michael Blake in the six-way race for this South Bronx district. There appear to be five candidates who still have a real chance at winning once the absentee ballots are counted.

85th District (Bronx): Kenneth Burgos is in a good position to take over the seat formerly held by his boss, Assembly Member Marcos Crespo.

91st District, (Westchester): Assemblyman Steve Otis has come back to win after trailing to Rye City Democratic Chair Meg Cameron by a margin of 83 votes.

92nd District, (Westchester): Assemblyman Tom Abinanti made up a 5% deficit in absentee voting to defeat challenger Jen Williams.

93rd District (Westchester): Chris Burdick and John Nuculovic are running in the general election for New York State Assembly District 93 on November 3, 2020.

122nd District (Broome, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego): Joe Angelino was in the four-way race to replace retiring Republican Assembly Member Clifford Crouch, former Norwich Police Chief Joe Angelino won over 70% of the in-person vote – enough for NY1 and The Associated Press to declare him the winner.

125th District (Ithaca): Anna Kelles and Matthew McIntyre are running in the general election for New York State Assembly District 125 on November 3, 2020.

136th District (Rochester): Sarah Clark has won her primary to bid for a seat vacated by Jamie Romeo who left to become Monroe County Clerk.

137th District (Rochester): Demond Meeks secured a victory in a four-person primary in a seat that was previously held by Assemblyman David Gantt.

138th District (Rochester): Harry Bronson has clinched a win against Alex Yudelson.


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