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4 counties voted more anti-Cuomo than Orleans

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 November 2018 at 10:17 am

Turnout was high in Orleans compared to last gubernatorial race

Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo cruised to re-election on Tuesday, getting about 60 percent of the vote state-wide against Marc Molinaro and several third-party candidates. Cuomo strongly carried New York City and the larger upstate cities.

However, the governor isn’t very popular in Orleans County. He only received 23.5 percent of the vote in Orleans.

That is among the lowest in the state. The most anti-Cuomo county goes to Wyoming, where the governor only got 19.53 percent of the vote on Tuesday. That edged Lewis County at 19.57 percent.

Other counties that topped the anti-Cuomo vote in Orleans include Allegany at 22.6 percent for Cuomo and Fulton with 23.4 percent for the governor, according to Politico and the Board of Elections in each county.

The last time Cuomo ran for governor four years ago against Rob Astorino, Orleans was actually the second-most anti-Cuomo county, behind only Wyoming.

Turnout was also much higher on Tuesday compared to four years ago. The county had 12,505 people go to the polls on Tuesday, or 54.5 percent of the 22,907 who are registered to vote. (There are also 691 absentee ballots out with 531 returned so far.)

In 2014, 9,332 went to the polls in Orleans County for the gubernatorial race. The turnout this time was up 34 percent or by 3,173 votes.

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