Laura Curran has conceded her lost to Bruce Blakeman fir County executive….He has win the race by 2,200 + votes after absentee votes are counted ….
Republican Bruce Blackman is ahead by 11,000+ votes and has declared himself the winner….
Current County Executive Laura Curran has not conceded ….
The Nassau County Board of Elections has almost 20,000 absentee ballots they have not counted yet….
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is clinging to the hope that absentee ballots will help her retain her seat. But her challenger, Republican Bruce Blakeman, has already declared victory in the race.
In unofficial returns, Curran was trailing Blakeman by thousands of votes. He has 135,842 to her 124,008 — 52.25 percent to 47.7 percent. But Curran is not giving up hope.
“There are many thousands of absentee ballots that still must be counted — with more coming in,” Curran said in a statement early Wednesday morning. “This is not over and we must trust the process.”
According to Newsday, the Nassau County Board of Elections has 19,895 absentee ballots, out of 38,000 that were requested — enough to potentially turn the election in Curran’s favor. Ballots postmarked by Tuesday are valid and can continue to be counted as they come in to the county.
Republicans across Long Island had a great night on Tuesday, winning races all over….
Nassau County, NY-CE: Because it’s New York, the Nassau County Board of Elections will not begin counting more than 22,000 absentee or 1,200 affidavit ballots until Monday. Several races within Nassau County hang in the balance, mostly notably the race for Nassau County Executive. Of the 22,538 absentee ballots returned to the county, 12,769 were submitted by registered Democrats, while 5,310 were submitted by registered Republicans. 2,796 absentee ballots were submitted by voters with no party preference. Currently, Hempstead Councilman Bruce Blakeman (R) leads incumbent Democratic County Executive Laura Curran (D) by more than 11,000 votes….