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Saratoga County sees some tight races on Election Night

Alyssa Jung

— “I’m pleased with the results and I’m happy and proud that the public has faith in me for another term,” said Southworth. “I’m really proud of the campaign that my running mates and I ran. I think we were honest, above the board, full of integrity and when all is said done we can look at ourselves in the mirror and be happy with what we see.”

Connors could not be reached for comment.

There are still absentee ballots to be counted, though, with 144 issued and 108 received so far, according to Saratoga County Board of Elections. John Marcellus, deputy commissioner of the board, said there’s still time to receive absentee ballots and it’s “hard to say” when an official result would be revealed.

Republican Carol Shemo defeated Democrat Robert Ogle for Ballston town clerk and Republicans Timothy Szczepaniak and William Goslin secured seat on the Ballston Town Board after defeating Paul Simpson and Bruce Hogan, both Democrats.

Malta

In a race that was only three votes apart at some points of the night, Republican Paul Sausville will once again serve as the Town of Malta supervisor after beating opponent Cynthia Young, 1,377 votes to 1,317 votes, according to unofficial election returns.

“I represent everybody in the town and voters decided they want me to be their supervisor for the next two years and I’m looking forward to it,” said Sausville.

But there are still absentee ballots to be counted, with 146 issued and 105 received so far, according to the Saratoga County Board of Elections.

“It’s going to come down to the absentees so I still think there’s a possibility I could win,” said Young. “I think the closeness of it shows there really is not a mandate for Paul’s vision of the future in Malta.”

Young said she would “carry on” and continue to be a voice for residents in Malta, no matter what the final outcome.

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