Paladino, Danz winners...here
By David Avitabile
If might not make them feel any better but Carl Paladino and Ted Danz were winners Tuesday, at least in Schoharie County.
According to unofficial results, Republican Mr. Paladino outpolled Democrat Andrew Cuomo for governor by only 29 votes, a count of 4,439 to 4,410.
The race for Congress was almost as close as Mr. Danz, a Republican, beat incumbent Democrat Paul Tonko in Schoharie County 4,507 to 4,462.
The vote totals will change slightly before they are finalized by the state in mid-December as the absentee ballots, affidavits and military ballots are counted in Schoharie on November 17.
Incumbent U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both Democrats won in Schoharie but not by the margin they polled in the rest of the state.
Senator Schumer received 4,483 votes in the county to 4,334 for Jay Townsend while Senator Gillibrand received 4,516 to 4,192 for challenger Joseph DioGuardi.
State Assemblyman Pete Lopez and State Senator James Seward, both Republicans, were not opposed and were re-elected.
In a local result that was not available at press time last Tuesday night, voters in the Town of Middleburgh agreed to abolish one of two justice positions by a count of 556 to 414, or 57.3 percent to 42.7 percent.
Democrat Gary Wilkins received 652 votes for the justice seat but will not take office since the seat will be eliminated. The Republicans did not nominate anyone for the seat.