Category: Elections

Auburn businessman announces bid for Cayuga County Legislature

Auburn businessman announces bid for Cayuga County Legislature

An Auburn businessman is running for Cayuga County Legislature. Brian Muldrow will seek the nomination for the District 15 seat, according to The Citizen. That covers a portion of the city of Auburn. The incumbent, Ryan Foley has not announced whether he ... MORE
Cuomo says he wants to see additional election reforms in New York

Cuomo says he wants to see additional election reforms in New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to see additional election reforms as part of the upcoming budget. He included expansions to voting access and improvements to procedures as part of his 2021 State of the State agenda. This includes faster vote counting, and adding ... MORE
Former Canandaigua Supervisor Greg Westbrook will run for that job again in 2021

Former Canandaigua Supervisor Greg Westbrook will run for that job again in 2021

Former Canandaigua Town Supervisor Greg Westbrook will run for that office again. Westbrook left office in September 2018, previously held a position on town board as well. In 2017 he was appointed to town supervisor before exiting that role less than a ... MORE
Sheriff Gould will run for seat on Cayuga County Legislature

Sheriff Gould will run for seat on Cayuga County Legislature

Former Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould is running for office. Gould told Finger Lakes News Radio that he will seek the 5th District seat on the Cayuga County Legislature. The seat is currently held by Paul Pinckney, who is nearing the end ... MORE
Rep. Reed says he’ll vote to confirm electors

Rep. Reed: “Congress cannot overrule states and their designated electors”

Congressman Tom Reed joined other Republicans around the U.S. saying that they would confirm electors during a Congressional vote on Wednesday. It’s the final step of the 2020 election process. President-elect Joe Biden won 306 electoral votes in the election, giving him ... MORE
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Katko says he won’t join other Republicans trying to overturn presidential election results

Katko says he won’t join other Republicans trying to overturn presidential election results

Republican Congressman John Katko, who represents the 24th District in the Finger Lakes and Central New York says he will not join other Republicans calling for the presidential election to be overturned. President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is set to go through an ... MORE
Contest in NY-22 still undecided: Tenney, Brindisi separated by just 29 votes

Contest in NY-22 still undecided: Tenney, Brindisi separated by just 29 votes

Republican Claudia Tenney leads incumbent Democrat Anthony Brindisi by 29 votes in the 22nd Congressional District. A list of errors was uncovered earlier in the counting process, and Oswego County Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte doesn’t expect it all to be sorted ... MORE
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Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulates Biden on election victory

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulates Biden on election victory

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated Democrat Joe Biden as president-elect on Tuesday. It was the first time he addressed Biden with the title. “I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden,” McConnell said. “Many of us had hoped the presidential election would ... MORE
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Voters overwhelmingly approve $28.8M

Voters overwhelmingly approve $28.8M capital project for Penn Yan schools

The Penn Yan Central School district took to Facebook late-Tuesday to announce that their capital project passed overwhelmingly. The $28.8 million project passed by a vote of 306-110. Facility upgrades at all three schools, as well as work to a maintenance building ... MORE
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Voters approve two major capital projects in Waterloo school district

Voters approve two major capital projects in Waterloo school district

Voters in the Waterloo Central School District approved two capital project proposals on Tuesday. Proposition 1, estimated at $19 million, passed 187-55. The project calls for reconfiguring the bus loop and student drop-off areas at Waterloo Middle School and Waterloo High School, ... MORE
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Voters in Waterloo CSD will decide on $23M capital

Voters in Waterloo CSD will decide on $23M capital project today

How much spending should happen during a pandemic when future district funding is a relative unknown? That’s the question voters in the Waterloo Central School District will wrestle with on Tuesday as they set out to vote on a $23 million capital ... MORE
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Large uptick in voter turnout: New York certifies election results

Large uptick in voter turnout: New York certifies election results

New York has certified its election results. Turnout increased by nearly 860,000 votes in 2020. New York State Board of Elections certified the results this week with President-elect Joe Biden securing more than 60% of the ballots cast. Early voting and vote ... MORE
Leslie Danks Burke concedes race in 58th District

Leslie Danks Burke concedes NYS Senate race in 58th District

On Wednesday, Leslie Danks Burke, who was running for New York State Senate in the 58th District conceded. She challenged Republican Tom O’Mara. While the margin was narrowed during absentee ballot counting, not enough outstanding ballots remained to close the gap. Read ... MORE
‘Million MAGA March’ brings thousands to Washington in support of President Trump

‘Million MAGA March’ brings thousands to Washington in support of President Trump despite projected loss

Just one week after President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris were announced as the projected winners of the 2020 presidential election, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Washington, D.C. for the ‘Million MAGA March’ on Saturday, November 14th.  ... MORE
National news correspondent rejoins WRFI to break down 2020 Election Day aftermath from Washington, D.C.

National news correspondent rejoins WRFI to break down 2020 Election Day aftermath from Washington, D.C.

This week FingerLakes1.com National News Correspondent Gabriel Pietrorazio has joined Ute Ritz-Deutch, who hosts the Human Rights and Social Justice Program on WRFI amid their annual fundraising week for the community radio station. Ritz-Deutch has taught at SUNY Cortland and Tompkins Cortland ... MORE