Two closely watched State Senate seats in the mid-Hudson have flipped, one from blue to red and the other from red to blue, as votes too close to call on Election Night 2020 continue to be tallied.
The races are close enough, and enough absentee ballots are out, that results are uncertain. Absentee ballots are being counted beginning this week.
Claudia Andreassen, running for her third term as Saugerties Town Justice, won handily on Election Day, with a total of
New Paltz voters came out in support of open space. At press time, 72 percent of the ballots cast voted in favor of the Community Preservation Fund 3,648-1,408. There are still more than 1,200 absentee ballots to count, but not enough to change the support of Local Law #1, which is aimed at serving as a financial mechanism to protect and preserve “water quality, working farms, wildlife habitat and natural areas.”
Election night results show the bond down 78 votes and too close to call with 1581 Yes and 1659 No. The tally includes early voting results.
Record turnout, Dems sweep Ulster County, local library ballot in Woodstock too close to call, Local Law #1 in New Paltz passes, Andreassen takes Saugerties
Vehicles were festooned with American, MAGA, Gadsen [Don’t Tread on Me] flags. Several carried American flags with a black stripe or flags entirely in black and white with a blue stripe. Manly attendees sported MAGA hats and other Trump paraphernalia.
And so it’s come to this: the final days of one of the longest and certainly the most contentious presidential contest in decades. As always, local government has been plugging along in parallel to the national dramatics. Let’s take a final look at what we’ve got in store locally on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.
Although he has already served as a town justice since August of 2019, New Paltz native Rhett Weires will be running for his first term as an elected judge this November on the Democratic ticket.
In the sole local race up for a vote in the Town of Rosendale on Election Day 2020, Democrat Carrie Wykoff is running unopposed for a seat on the Town Board. She is already the interim appointee to the seat recently vacated by John Hughes; this election is to fill out the remaining year of Hughes’ term.