Election night brings little change for Chenango

CHENANGO COUNTY – Election night bore few surprises in Chenango County which resulted in many incumbents being voted back into office for another term.

Statewide, the story is much the same. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo will serve four more years, keeping ahead of Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino by a comfortable margin. The New York State Board of Election reports unofficial election results of 46.5 percent of the vote for Cuomo and his running mate, Kathy Hochul. Conversely, only 31.5 percent of the vote went to Astorino and his running mate, Chemung County Sheriff Chris Moss.

Chenango County, however, voted mostly red, favoring Astorino with 6,481 votes to Cuomo’s 4,011 votes.

In the statewide election for Comptroller, incumbent Thomas DiNapoli (D) gathered 57.2 percent of the vote, keeping him ahead of Republican Robert Antonacci, who saw only 34.3 percent of the vote. The race for State Comptroller was another where Chenango County voters weighed heavily on the Republican side, giving Antonacci 5,687 votes to DiNapoli’s 4,438.

Likewise, Chenango County voted Republican in the race for Attorney General, giving Republican challenger John Cahill 6,746 votes while Democratic incumbent Eric Schneiderman received only 3,729. Regardless, Schneiderman will serve another term having received 53.2 percent of the vote statewide. Cahill claimed 38.8 percent.

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