What an incredible election day! I spent the evening surrounded by family and friends while we watched as over 18,000 votes in total were cast! Since the margin is so narrow, this race will be determined by absentee ballots in the coming days and weeks!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for your kind words and your friendship! I could not be more proud of our campaign- a campaign focused on inspiration, positivity and solutions to local issues!
To be continued!!!
From the Chair:
As of the machine count at 9:00, Aidan is down by 288 votes. Approximately 2200 absentee ballots were requested and a little over 1200 have been returned. Any absentee ballot that is postmarked no later than 4/23 and arrives by 4/30 is counted.
A date to open absentee ballots in each county will be established after the close of receipt, sometime the first week in May.
A little context: in November of 2016 Trump took this district by 23 points. As of last night Aidan was within 1% of taking this race. That is due to the extraordinary candidate we have in Aidan O’Connor Jr and his appeal to voters of all parties.
Thanks to those of you that pitched in and worked tirelessly with time and ultimately your votes.
To quote Aidan: Stay tuned.
John Conklin, director of public information for the state Board of Elections, said 1,324 absentee ballots in the race had been returned as of Monday and another 986 were outstanding. The outstanding ballots could be counted if they are received by May 1.
Absentee ballots will be counted May 1 in Albany and Delaware counties, May 2 in Greene, Otsego and Ulster counties, May 7 in Columbia County, and May 8 in Schoharie County.