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September 11, 2013

Primary Day ends with a few surprises

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“I want to thank the voters for coming out and all the volunteers for their hard work in getting the vote out,” he said.

“Forward progress does not happen overnight. There are roadblocks and bumps, and our job now is to keep the momentum going forward and give all the voters the opportunity to speak.”

TOO CLOSE TO CALL

In the Independence Party primary for the Clinton County treasurer’s race, the results were too close to call.

Susan Polhemus was on the ballot as the party’s endorsed candidate. She will also be running as a Republican in November.

Democrat Kimberly Davis sought the Independence Party primary victory by encouraging party members to cast write-in ballots for her.

The count Tuesday night showed Polhemus with 80 votes, and there were 82 write-ins.

Republican candidate Gerard Renadette was listed on the ballot as the Independence Party candidate in Clinton County Legislature Area 4, which covers the Town of Plattsburgh. Democratic candidate Colin Read ran as a write-in candidate. 

There are 410 registered Independence Party voters in the district. There were 41 ballots cast, and Renadette received 21 of the 37 that were accepted.

Read could not be reached for a response as of 11:30 p.m.

 

CLINTON COUNTY AREA 10

Republican Rick Perry was listed on the ballot as the Independence Party candidate in Area 10, which covers wards 4 and 5 in the City of Plattsburgh. Democratic candidate Robert Hall ran as a write-in candidate.

There are 269 registered Independence Party voters in the district. There were 49 ballots cast, and Perry received 17 of the 41 that were accepted.

Hall said it was not yet known who received the write-in votes. He was pleased that people did get out and vote in the primary.

"I hope those 24 votes are for me," Hall said.

Perry said he will continue to move forward as the Republican candidate. His campaign is based on responsible development and promotion of the region's attributes.

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