HOCHUL WINS. MARGIN HOLDS THROUGH THE NIGHT. GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL AT 1:00 A.M. LED LEE ZELDIN 53% TO 47%, 335,631 MARGIN. 87% OF VOTE IN. HOCHUL LOST NASSAU AND SUFFOLK BUT LIMITED THE DAMAGE. NYC, WESTCHESTER, GIVE HER BIGTIME MARGINS. CNN PROJECTED MS. HOCHUL AS WINNER AT MIDNIGHT. SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN ELECTED GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK STATE. “HERE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE,” THE GOVERNOR SAYS.

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WESTCHHESTER STATE SENATORS SHELLEY MAYER, ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS RETAIN SEATS. CONGRESSMAN JAMAAL BOWMAN WINS 16TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.

FLASH! LAWLER COMES BACK IN THE 17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT!

SEAN MALONEY LOSES IN 17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, FADES. CONCEDES RACE TO REPUBLICAN MIKE LAWLER AT 12:15 P.M TODAY. LAWLER SCHEDULES VICTORY ADDRESS AT 2 PM

WPCNR CAMPAIGN 2022, November 8  11:55 P.M. UPDATED 12:17 A.M. EST. November 9, 2022. UPDATED 12:37 A.M. with Nassau Suffolk results. Amplified at 12:51 A.M. UPDATED NOVEMBER 9 8:15 A.M. UPDATED 12:35 PM.

Governor Kathy Hochul with 87% of votes AS OF 1:00 A.M. was leading Lee Zeldin, her Republican Challenger. Her margin of 6% (335,631 votes) held up through the night.

In a “Victory Statement,” at her Manhattan headquarters, Hochul pledged to protect reproductive rights, make the state a more affordable place to live, and make streets and subways safe.

You made me the first woman ever elected as governor in New York,” she said, “But I’m not here to make history. I’m here to make a difference.”

Mr. Zeldin declined to concede, saying he would wait until all votes were counted.

The margin is 335,631 votes between the two contenders. Governor Hochul as of 1 A.M. EST. had received 2,885,204 votes to Lee Zeldin’s 2,519,573.. Governor Hochul had a 6% lead.

In Nassau County, an expected Zeldin stronghold, Mr. Zeldin with 87% of the votes counted polled 248,631 votes to Governor Hochul’s 208,214. Zeldin with 50% of Suffolk County reporting AT 1 A.M. has gathered 202,569 votes to the Governor’s 155,605 (in Suffolk County)..

Mr Zeldin received 451,260 votes from Nassau and Suffolk as of 12:30 A.M. this morning and the Governor 363,819.

The differential on Long Island’s two counties between the two candidates was 87,441 for Mr, Zeldin. Governor Hochul held her own and limited the damage.

The Governor piled up votes in New York City:

Ms. Hochul has picked up 82% of Manhattan, 72% of the Bronx vote; 72% of Brooklyn and 63% of Queens which presently is her sustaining margin at this hour (1 A.M.)

With 72% of the votes in, 378,897 Brooklyn voters went Hochul; 347,606 Manhattan residents voted for her. Those two boroughs account for her winning margin. Bronx residents contributed 148,877 votes and Queens, 259,748. Staten Island was the only Borough Mr. Zeldin won with 45,930 votes.

Attorney General Letitia James is leading Michael Henry 55% to 42% in the Attorney General contest. Thomas DiNapoli is leading Paul Rodriguez  55% to 42% for the Comptroller office. Senator Charles Schumer  is leading his challenger Paul Rodriguez by 60% to 40%.

The Westchester County results, usually fully counted after 11 P.M. are lagging this year  because of heavy turnout. A fine courteous job by election personnel at District 1 in White Plains in one of the heaviest turnouts I have witnessed. You were checked in promptly, courteously in one of the smoothest operations at the high school polling station ever. It was a non-stop never ending stream of voters from 6 AM into the night.

Results so far show Jamaal Bowman defeating Miriam Flisser by 58% to 39% for the White Plains-Scarsdale-Harrison-portion of Yonkers District 16.

In the 17th Congressional District, 64% of districts reporting, Democrat Sean Maloney with 64% of districts reporting, had a  5,210 vote lead over Michael Lawler, 25,970 votes to 20,760  56% to 44% which he has built in the last hour from midnight to 1 A.M. As of 1:30 PM no updated totals have beenposted to the Westchester County Board of Elections website since 1:15 A.M. (added at 1:28 PM today)

Overnight Mr. Maloney’s lead evaproated, and was scheduled to concede to Mr. Lawler at 12:15 this afternoon. Returns on the Board of Elections site have not been updated to reflect the final numbers this turnaround victory.

Mr. Lawler is holding a Victory announcement at 2 PM today

In Assembly District matchups, Chris Burdick at this hour has a 60% to 40% margin over Gary Lipson in the Assembly District 93. Amy Paulin has a commanding lead in the 88th Assembly district over Thomas Fix 62% to 38%.

Nader Sayegh  Democrat incumbent in the 90th Assembly District with 50% of the vote in  of the votes counted is trailing Michael Breen the Republican-Consertive by 341 votes, Breen has 5,492 votes, Sayegh, 5,151. Hezi Aris of the Yonkers Tribune reports Sayegh has come back and appears to have retained his seat

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