Absentee ballots give Bob Miller win in GOP Primary for Murray town supervisor

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 September 2017 at 10:04 am

MURRAY – Robert Miller was behind Joe Sidonio by 7 votes after the polls closed on Tuesday for the Murray town supervisor. But after the absentee ballots were counted this morning, Miller emerged as the victor for the Republican line.

Miller dominated the absentees, getting 19 to 5 over Sidonio. (There was another absentee that didn’t have a vote for town supervisor.)

Miller was the endorsed Republican candidate, but Sidonio, a frequent critic of the Murray Town Board, forced a primary.

Miller, a retired state trooper, will face Sidonio again in the Nov. 7 general election because Sidonio has the backing of the Conservative and Independence parties.

Miller ended up with 274 Republican votes to 267 for Sidonio. John Morriss, the incumbent town supervisor, isn’t seeking re-election.

The absentee ballots have been under lock and key until they were presented this morning just before 9:15 a.m.

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