Election 2022: May declares victory; Conole decides to wait
Update 9:48 a.m.: Conole is still waiting for all votes to be counted for, but as of 3:08 a.m. Wednesday, Williams celebrated himself as the winner.
Update 11:56 p.m.: Conole will not declare victory until all the votes have been counted.
Francis Conole has taken the stage.— Gabe Perrin (@gabe_perrin) November 9, 2022
He will not declare victory at the watch party tonight and will wait until Oneida County’s votes are counted.
“We are in for a long night” says Conole, but thanks and congratulated all of the candidates that ran and took victory tonight.
Update 11:52 p.m.: Three State Assembly Districts called.
Election 2022: John Lemondes has won the 126th State Assembly District. Al Stirpe has won the 127th State Assembly District. Pam Hunter has won the 128th State Assembly District.— WAER News (@WAERNews) November 9, 2022
Note: A previous version of this tweet has been deleted due to a spelling error. pic.twitter.com/DuuNdbvkDj
Update 11:23 p.m.: Abbott concedes the race to May at Republican watch party.
Update 11:16 p.m.: Elise Stefanik reelected in 21st Congressional District.
Update 11:15 p.m.: Rachel May reelected for New York Senate seat.
Update 11:12 p.m.: Onondaga County GOP Chair interview.
Update 11:03 p.m.: WAER speaks with Assemblyman John Lemondes.
Update 10:50 p.m.: John Lemonades Jr. is currently leading the 126th District Assembly race against Bruce MacBain.
Update 10:45 p.m.: Toby Shelley has a small lead in the Onondaga County Sheriff race against Republican Esteban Gonzalez.
Toby Shelley, the Democratic Onondaga County Sheriff candidate who is holding his own watch party separate from the main one, has seen his lead dwindle against Republican opponent Esteban Gonzalez.— Gabe Perrin (@gabe_perrin) November 9, 2022
Shelley's lead currently sits at 51-48.
Update 10:35 p.m.: Conole's lead is lessening.
Starting to see Democratic leads come down here in Onondaga County. Conole, who had 65% of the county vote half an hour ago, now has 57% compared to Williams' 42%.— Gabe Perrin (@gabe_perrin) November 9, 2022
Most State Senate and Assembly races following the same trend, with the Macbain trailing Lemondes 54-45 in county.
Update 10:19 p.m.: Early results for sheriff, Common Council
It’s a tight race for Onondaga County Sheriff but unofficial returns from early and absentee voting show Democrat Toby Shelley has a slight lead.
The Onondaga County Board of Elections website shows Shelley with about 52% of the vote to Republican Esteban Gonzalez’s 48%.
In the race for Syracuse’s 5th Common Council District, Democrat Jimmy Monto has a significant lead over Republican Woody Carroll with 81% of the vote.
Update 10:16 p.m.: Hochul off to hot start in gubernatorial race.
Incumbent Governor Hochul has about 61% of the vote. On the other side, Republican Lee Zeldin has about 38% of the vote.
Update 9:50 p.m.: Early unofficial numbers coming in.
Early unofficial election returns show Democrat Francis Conole with an early lead over Republican Brandon Williams in the race for the 22nd Congressional District.
The New York State Board of Elections website shows Conole with about 56% of the vote, which does not yet include in-person ballots cast on Election Day. Meanwhile, the state site shows Williams with about 41%.
Update 9:31 p.m.: Supporters of Brandon Williams are streaming in to the Republican watch party.
Update 9:27 p.m.: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins reelection.
Update 9:21 p.m.: Candidates are arriving for the Democratic watch party.
Update 9:01 p.m.: Charles Schumer wins reelection to U.S. Senate from New York.
Update 9:00 p.m.: Polls have closed in New York.
Update 8:58 p.m.: Races to look out for
Some key races to keep an eye on throughout the night:— Gabe Perrin (@gabe_perrin) November 9, 2022
- NY-22 Congress (Conole vs Williams)
- NYS Senate-48 (Abbott vs May)
- NYS Senate-50 (Mannion vs Shiroff)
- NYS Attorney General (Henry vs James)
- NYS Governor (Hochul vs Zeldin)
Update 8:32 p.m.: Republican Party preps for watch party at Embassy Suites at Destiny USA
Update 8:15 p.m.: Democratic Party HQ setup
I’m here at the @OnondagaDems election watch party at the Marriott Syracuse where I will be keeping track of multiple key local and state races.— Gabe Perrin (@gabe_perrin) November 9, 2022
Follow along on all WAER socials for real-time updates, as well as @nicholas_waley for updates on the Republican side. @WAERNews pic.twitter.com/XmtGuTN2vW
Election coverage starts tonight with special coverage on 88.3FM from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m. Live updates to come from social media as well as a live blog here on waer.org.
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