Republicans Sweep WNY News Now’s Local Election Poll

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JAMESTOWN – Republicans are projected to win big locally on election night, if WNY News Now’s poll results become reality.

For President and Vice President Republican and Conservative candidates Donald Trump and Mike Pence won 68 percent of the vote over Democratic and Working Families candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris with 26 percent.

Third party Libertarian candidates Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy Cohen received 4 percent of the vote; with 0.5 percent voting for Green party candidates Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker; and Independence Party candidates Brock Pierce and Karla Ballard. There were two write in candidates for President.

For New York State’s 8th District Supreme Court endorsed Republican, Conservative, Independence candidate Gerald Greenan III won 69 percent of the vote with Democratic and Working Families candidate Amy Martoche winning 30 percent of ballots cast. There was one write-in vote.

In the race for New York’s 23rd Congressional Seat, Congressman Tom Reed, the Republican, Conservative, Independence candidate, won the district with 69 percent of the vote.

Challenger Tracy Mitrano, endorsed by the Democratic and Working Families parties, had 25 percent of the vote while Libertarian Andrew Kolstee won 5 percent of the vote.

Senator George Borrello, the Republican, Conservative, Libertarian, Independence candidate, easily retained New York State’s 57th Senate District seat against Democratic and Working Families candidate Frank Puglisi with 76 percent of the vote over Puglisi’s 23 percent.

For New York State’s 150th Assembly District, incumbent Republican, Conservative and Independence candidate Andy Goodell won 71 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger Christina Cardinale who won 28 percent of ballots cast.

In the Chautauqua County Executive Race, PJ Wendel, running on the Republican, Conservative and Independence line, won 73 percent of the vote against the Democratic and Working Families candidate Richard Morrisroe who yielded 26 percent of the vote.

There were also several write-in candidates for the executive race.

In the Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Race, Republican and Conservative challenger Jason Schmidt unseated DA Patrick Swanson who ran on the Democratic, Working Families and Independence line. Schmidt, won 72 percent over Swanson’s 27 percent of the vote. There were two write-in votes.

Overall, 67 percent of those who participated in the poll say they will be voting on election day, with 23 percent voting early and 9 percent via absentee ballot.

The results are non-scientific representing a local share of the popular vote and were open to all viewers of WNY News Now.


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