Voters across the country headed to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to cast their ballots in national, county and local races. Below are the unofficial election results, as released on Nov. 7.
These results are pending the release of absentee ballots, which must be received by the county boards of elections by Nov. 19.
United States president
– Incumbent Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden: 50 percent, with 303 electoral votes.
– Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: 48 percent, with 206 electoral votes. The Obama/Biden team took Erie County, with 57 percent of the votes, but lost to the Romney/Ryan team’s 56 percent lead in Cattaraugus County.
United States Senator
– Incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand: 72 percent (68 percent in Erie County and 56 percent in Cattaraugus County).
– Wendy Long: 27 percent (receiving 30 percent in Erie County and 42 percent in Cattaraugus County).
New York 27th Congressional District
– Chris Collins: 51 percent.
– Kathy Hochul: 49 percent.
New York 59th Senatorial District
– Patrick Gallivan: 100 percent.
New York 57th Senatorial District
– Catharine Young: 100 percent.
New York 147th Assembly District
– David DiPietro: 54 percent.
– Christina Abt: 46 percent.
Erie County Family Court judge
– Kevin Carter: 100 percent.
Erie County District attorney
– Frank Sedita III: 100 percent.
Erie County comptroller
– Stefan Mychajliw Jr.: 52 percent.
– Incumbent David Shenk: 48 percent.
Colden town justice
– Victoria Zach: 52 percent.
– Michael Schneider: 48 percent.
Colden superintendent of highways
– Paul Clarkson: 100 percent.
Collins town justice
– Walter Cain: 90 percent.
– Matthew Smith: 10 percent.
Ashford town justice
– Carl Stiles: 71 percent.
– Stephen Kowalski: 29 percent.
Concord town clerk
– Darlene Schweikert: 100 percent.
Boston town clerk
– Jennifer Mulé: 100 percent.
Yorkshire Proposition No. 1: “Shall there be approved and adopted in the town of Yorkshire, N.Y., a local law entitled ‘Local Law authorizing and regulating games of chance in the town of Yorkshire’ as enacted by the town board of the town of Yorkshire on July 9, 2012.”
– Yes: 60 percent.
– No: 40 percent.
The Republican party retained control of the United States House of Representatives, with a 232 – 187-seat advantage. The Democratic party remained the majority in the United States Senate, with a 51 – 45-seat advantage.