Obama wins second term, NY Senate control in question, Amadore & Tkacyzk both claim victory in 46th, Gillibrand wins 1st full term, confusion at UAlbany polling place posted Nov 7, 2012 Morning BlendReturn to All Over Albany post for the article's other links. Other news: voters in the New York City borough of Queens elected Grace Meng (Dem.), the first Asian congressperson from New York, let alone the east coast of the United States.
Barack Obama has won a second term. [TU]
Here are election result highlights for Capital Region races. [AOA]
It's not clear which party will control the state Senate because of a handful of close races. In the new state Senate 46th -- which includes the southwest part of the Capital Region -- both George Amadore and Cecelia Tkacyzk have declared victory (they're separated by a little more than a hundred votes). And in the Hudson Valley, Poughkeepsie Republican Steve Saland -- one of four Republicans to break ranks and vote for the Marriage Equality Act -- appears to have lost by a small margin to Democrat Terry Gipson. It could be weeks -- and lots of absentee ballot counting -- before it's clear which party will control the Senate. [YNN] [NYT] [Saratogian]
It appears that Democrats have picked up at least two US House seats in New York State. [NYT]
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Highlights from a November 7, 2012 blogpost at All Over Albany after the November 6 general election: