McMurray has more absentee ballots than Jacobs in Orleans
Republican candidate, however, has most overall votes in county
Nate McMurray topped Chris Jacobs in votes through absentee ballots in Orleans County. McMurray had 1,425 votes through absentees, compared to 1,264 for Chris Jacobs.
That is a much better showing for McMurray than the in-person ballots through early voting and at the polls on June 23.
Jacobs had 2,804 votes to 674 for McMurray.
The candidates were seeking the remaining six months of Chris Collins term for the NY-27th Congressional District, which includes eight counties.
The total Orleans County votes for the candidates in the special election include:
• Chris Jacobs (Rep, Independence) – 2,804 in-person, 1,264 absentees for 4,068 total.
• Nate McMurray (Democratic, Working Families) – 674 in-person, 1,425 absentees for 2,069 total.
• Duane Whitmer (Libertarian) – 43 in-person, 29 absentees for 72 total.
• Michael Gammariello (Green) – 17 in-person, 21 absentees for 38 total.
Jacobs also widened his lead in the GOP primary among Orleans County Republican voters. This primary is to be the Republican candidate in the November general election for a full two-year term in Congress for the NY-27th.
The votes for three candidates include:
• Chris Jacobs – 1,775 in-person, 796 absentees for 2,571 total.
• Beth Parlato – 472 in-person, 315 absentees for 787 total.
• Stefan Mychajliw – 230 in-person, 191 absentees for 421 total.