Leifeld finally wins, and other election oddities

Here we are in December…and finally, most of our November 8 elections seem to have been settled. Albeit not officially yet, given a few outstanding legal proceedings that Ulster County Board of Elections Commissioner Tom Turco says are still in need of completion.

In Olive, the final counting of 63 absentee ballots this past Monday, November 28, upheld eleven term supervisor Berndt Leifeld’s 35 vote election day lead, yielding an unofficial total of 776 votes for Leifeld, a Democrat, versus 737 for Cindy Johansen, a Republican who also ran with Conservative Party backing.

In Shandaken, Alfie Higley Jr . . .


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