NFIB NY PAC Endorsed Candidates Perform Strong Across New York
As expected, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was declared the winner of New York’s 29 electoral votes shortly after polls closed at 9:00 pm.
However, it appears Republicans out-performed initial forecasts in important congressional and state legislative contests down-ballot.
Republicans Andrew Garbarino (NY-2), Nicole Maliotakis (NY-11), and Claudia Tenney (NY-22) hold significant vote leads following Election Day ballot counting. While incumbents Lee Zeldin (NY-1), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Tom Reed (NY-23), John Katko (NY-24), and Chris Jacobs (NY-27) are all in a strong position to be reelected to Congress.
NFIB’s NY PAC endorsed 89 candidates for New York State Senate and Assembly. While results are preliminary, Democratic efforts to secure veto-proof majorities in the legislature appear to have fallen short as Republicans are positioned to gain 3-5 seats in the State Senate, driven by strong performances in suburban New York City. The Assembly GOP may also pick up several seats in the lower chamber.
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Many electoral results in New York are not final. More than 1.2 million voters in New York sent in mail-in ballots which will not begin to be counted for several days. Election officials acknowledge that it will take a week or more to tabulate all of the final results.
The most up-to-date election information for all contests in New York State can be found at the New York Board of Elections webpage.