ALBANY — A flood of numbers rushed over the initial poll results as Albany County Board of Elections released its initial numbers this evening, Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Within minutes after the polls closed at 9 p.m., votes by the thousands were reported for candidates.
In the race for county executive, Democrat incumbent Daniel McCoy received a total of 4,017 votes, amassing 90 percent of the total against his opponent Robert Porter.
Judges John Egan Jr., Michael Lynch and Justin Corcoran each have sizable enough leads to assume they have earned the three vacant seats in the state Supreme Court race. Andrea Ackerman garnered 3,480 votes to Holly A Trexler’s 870 in the county court judge race.
In early voting, Democrat Susan Rizzo earned 60 percent of the voters’ confidence in the race for county comptroller.
Democrat Timothy Cavanaugh, who also appeared on the Conservative and Independence lines, garnered 39 percent of the votes. The second, and final seat available for county coroner appears will go to John Keegan. Keegan, another Democrat who received the same endorsements, earned 37 percent. Deborah Bush and Scott Malo earned 13 and 10 percent, respectively.
As for other races, the winners will be determined by today’s voters.
Michael Hallisey is managing editor of Spotlight Newspapers.