"We had a great turnout, and again, that's why we have primaries," he said. "A lot of people dislike primaries, but primaries are a great way to take a temperature of your membership."
In June, the Independence Party endorsed Segal and Massry, however, the other candidates received enough petition signatures to force a primary. Wednesday, Caputo said the party was "obviously overjoyed about Stan Segal winning," but that it is still too close to call on which other candidate would walk away with the Independence line.
Regardless of who it is, Caputo said the party would welcome them with open arms.
"Whomever that winner ultimately is, he's our candidate and we're happy to have him and we're certainly happy about the turnout in Colonie," he said.
Colonie Democratic Committee Chairman Rich Jacobson said the party is happy for Segal, but hopeful for Altman.
"We were very happy with the results of Tuesday's election and the win of Stanley Segal for the Independence Party designation for the general election," he said. "We are also hopeful that the one vote deficit that we currently have on the machines for Fred Altman will be turned."
Altman said he will be paying close attention to the recount after the glitch on Tuesday with the electronic machines, as well as the absentee ballots.
"The only thing I don't know for sure is how many people, if any, may have voted improperly," he said.
No matter what the results indicate, Altman said he feels he put forth a great deal of effort, and that after the results are in, he will concentrate his efforts on the general election in November. While only two candidates will be able to represent the Independence Party on ballots, all four will face each other in the general election.
Newly elected Colonie Republican Committee Chairman John Graziano Jr. said he did not want to comment on the primary results because he did not want to interfere with another party.