Pleasantville-Briarcliff Election Hub 2012 [Updated]

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Results as of 1:30 a.m.

Gov. Mitt Romney is making his concession speech—"I ran for office because I am concerned about America."

The below results are as of 1 a.m. and only reflect Westchester County votes:

New York State Assembly, District 90 (84 percent reporting)

  • Galef (D) — 19,517 votes (71 percent)
  • Izzarelli (R) — 8,069 votes (29 percent)

New York State Assembly, District 92 (84 percent reporting)

  • Thomas Abinanti (uncontested Democrat) — 26,889 votes

U.S. House of Representatives, District 17 (85 percent reporting)

  • Nita Lowey (D, WF) — 75,766 (67 percent)
  • Joe Carvin (R) — 37,089 (33 percent)
  • Fran Morganthaler (WTP) — 1,011 (1 percent) 

New York State Senate, District 38 (83 percent)

  • David Carlucci (D, WF, I) — 6,527 (69 percent)
  • Janis Castaldi (R) — 2,972 (31 percent)

Democratic incumbent David Carlucci of New City soundly defeated Republican challenger Janis Castaldi to retain the District 38 seat in the New York State Senate.

Carlucci won his second term with 70.51 percent of the vote in Rockland County. Results from elections officials in Rockland show Carlucci winning by a difference of 36,662 votes, 62,399 to 25,737. 

New York State Senate, District 40 (85 percent)

  • Greg Ball (R, C, I) — 33,328 (48 percent)
  • Justin Wagner (D, WF, G) — 36,334 (52 percent)

Ball declared victory just before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and said in a statement, "It is one thing to make promises every two years, it is another thing entirely to deliver results. Working with Governor Cuomo, in a bipartisan way, I have delivered. In just two years we have repealed the MTA payroll tax, capped property taxes and cut income taxes across the board,” said Senator Greg Ball. “In the next two years I will continue my independent voting record and lead the fight to create good paying local jobs, deliver real and lasting tax relief, freeze school taxes for seniors, and reign in our unaccountable utilities. I’m glad the campaign is over, and ready to get back to work.”

However, as of 1 a.m., Justin Wagner had not conceded. His campagin manager, Steve Napier, said, "The race is too close to call."

"While all of the traditionally high-performing Republican areas have been fully counted, results in much of the traditionally Democratic areas of Westchester County have yet to be reported. We will pursue a full and fair count of all ballots, and we are confident that in the end Justin Wagner will be seated in the New York State Senate."


Update, 12 a.m.

New York State Assembly Candidate Kim Izzarelli said, "I'd like to thank all of the people who supported me and I would like them to know I will continue my work in public service. I hope to continue the path I started to carve, and continue the structural work that needs to be done, in local education particularly."

With 84 percent of precincts reporting in Westchester County, Sandy Galef has 71 percent of the vote to Izzarelli's 29 percent.

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef said she is "very excited about the results" and reflected on her campaign, stating "it really ended last Monday with the hurricane, so it was a very unique campaign."

As she prepares to enter her 12th term, Galef, a Democrat, said storm-related issues are still on the forefront of her mind.

"I think we are going to work right now on storm relief issues and trying to help people trying to access federal and state aid if they had tremendous damages, which some individuals as well as businesses did," she said. "Also, we are going to be addressing issues that came up with the hurricane and how we protect ourselves in the future."

Going forward, the Assemblywoman said providing mandate relief to coincide with the tax cap is essential. Another priority—looking into shared services.

Reflecting on this year's campaign, Galef noted how costly running for office has become.

"There are so many ads on television, so many robo-calls...so many expenditures and the average person can't run for office any longer," she said. "It's not really the type of representative government we want."


Update, 11:30 p.m.

President Barack Obama is being declared the winner by national news organizations after it seems he has won Ohio's electoral votes.

With a "nearly 4,000 vote lead," New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C — Patterson) has declared victory. With 82 percent of Westchester precincts reporting, Ball has 48 percent of the vores to Justin Wagner's 52 percent.

Ossining voters have rejected the highway superintendent referendum — 71 percent (904) voters said they do not want the position to become an appointed one (it is currently an elected position).

Nita Lowey has 67 percent of Westchester County districts' votes, with 83 percent reporting. Joe Carvin has 33 percent, Fran Morganthaler has 1 percent.

David Carlucci has 69 percent of the vote with 83 percent of Westchester County precincts reporting. Janis Castaldi has 31 percent.

Sandy Galef has 71 percent of the Westchester vote with 84 precincts reporting versus Kim Izzarelli's 29 percent.


Update, 11 p.m.

Sandy Galef has won Putnam County with 5,694 votes (61.16 percent) over Kim Izzarelli's 3,608 (38.76 percent).

In Westchester, Izzarelli has 29 percent of the votes with 71 percent of precincts reporting. Sandy Galef has 71 percent of the vote.

Greg Ball has won Putnam County with 14,741 votes (60.27 percent) versus Justin Wagner's 9,704 (39.68 percent).

In Westchester, Wagner has a 4 percent lead over Ball with 69 percent of precincts reporting.

With 6 of 7 districts reporting, 72 percent of Ossining voters have voted against the Ossining superintendent referendum.

With 64 percent of districts reporting, Nita Lowey leads Joe Carvin and Fran Morganthaler with 66 percent of the vote.

David Carlucci leads Janis Castaldi in Westchester with 70 percent of the vote (56 percent of districts reporting).


Update, 10:30 p.m.

The uncontested New York State Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti (D—92) has given a "victory" speech (see attached video).

With 57 percent of Town of Ossining precincts reporting, 64 percent of voters have voted no on the highway superintendent referendum.

Nita Lowey is ahead of Joe Carvin 66 to 33 percent with 44 percent of precincts reporting in Westchester.

David Carlucci leads Janis Castaldi in Westchester County with 33 percent of precincts reporting, 72 to 28 percent.

The Greg Ball-Justin Wagner race remains close in the county, with Wagner holding 53 percent of the vote with half of all county precincts reporting.

Sandy Galef still leads Kim Izzarelli, 72 to 28 percent, with 53 percent of Westchester County precincts reporting.


Update, 10:10 p.m.

The Westchester County Board of Elections report Nita Lowey is ahead of Joe Carvin 65 to 34 percent with 29 percent of the county's districts reporting.

David Carlucci is ahead of Janis Castaldi, 72 to 28 percent, with 33 of districts reporting in Westchester County only.

Justin Wagner is slightly ahead of Greg Ball, 52 to 48 percent, with 30 percent of Westchester County districts reporting.

Thomas Abinanti, unopposed, has 7,495 votes with 25 percent of districts reporting.

Sandy Galef is edging out Kim Izzarelli in Westchester County, 71 to 29 percent, with 39 percent of districts reporting.


Update, 9:30 p.m.

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Barack Obama has reportedly won New York's electoral votes.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is celebrating a victory over opponent Wendy Long.

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Update, 6:45 p.m.

Across the board in Pleasantville and Briarcliff Manor, poll workers report seeing very high turnout, even considering some are still without power in the villages.

Two polling sites in Briarcliff Manor were without power and generators when the polls opened this morning, forcing some to vote elsewhere or cme back later. Both have since received generators and have been up and running smoothly.

In Pleasantville, Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church has two generators up and running, one to light the path outside the church for voters and another to operate the voting machines and lamps inside.

Poll workers said there have not been any technical difficulties since the generators were brought online shortly after the polls opened at 6 a.m. today.

As school-aged kids were getting out this afternoon, polls continued to see a steady turnout at places like Pleasantville High School and the United Methodist Church in the village. Election districts had received between 300 and 450 voters this aftenroon.

"Everyone is very good here," said Anne, an inspector at Pleasantville High School. "The machines have been running beautifully."


Update, 3:15 p.m.

New York State Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti (D—92) said he encountered some possible issues in Pleasantville while voting at the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church.

One of the building's two generators, he said, was out of gas. The other, appeared to not be working well.

“It’s a mess,” Abinanti said of the scene when the lights flickered and he believes some votes were lost.

“The problem here,” Abinanti said, “is the Board of Elections is in charge.”

Just as Abinanti fed his vote into the machine to be read, the machine went black, he said. The poll worker said the machine had 255 votes and now it listed only 251.

“Which four votes did they lose?” Abinanti asked. “That’s a problem with this system; I’m an advocate for the lever system.”


Update, 12 p.m.

Briarcliff Manor has seen a "very high" turnout so far today, according to workers at the Briarcliff High School and Briarcliff Congregational Church polling locations.

The Congregational Church did not receive its generator from FEMA until 11 a.m., so between 200-300 early morning voters completed paper ballots that have been locked away to be scanned by the county later today.

Of the 949 registered at the BHS election district (Town of Mount Pleasant), 275 voted as of noon, with a steady line filling up in the auditorium lobby.

At Briarcliff Congregational Church, 354 residents of the 1,364 registered in the district (Town of Ossining) had already cast a ballot.

At the Briarcliff Manor Youth Center, which has also been out of power since last Monday, polling workers said a generator from FEMA did not arrive until around noon.

The earliest group of voters—about 20 residents—who showed up at the poll's 6 a.m. opening had to be turned away to other locations due to a lack of light.

"We couldn't see anything," one worker said.

Stay tuned for more updates.


For a comprehensive guide to the races and candidates, click here; to find your polling place, click here; to live chat Election Day in the Hudson Valley, click here.


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Our Election Hub will house information and updates on the candidates, races, polling places and more. And when the voting stations close at 9 p.m. Tuesday, we'll be posting the results as they come in.


Races and results:

U.S. House of Representatives, District 17

Candidates # of votes  percentage of votes Nita Lowey (D) Joe Carvin (R) Frank Morganthaler (We the People) 


New York State Senate, District 38

Candidates # of votes percentage of vote David Carlucci (D)
Janis Castaldi (R) 


New York State Senate, District 40

Candidates # of votes  percentage of vote Greg Ball (R)  Justin Wagner (D) 


New York State Assembly, District 92

Candidates (vote for 1) # of votes  percentage of vote  Thomas Abinanti (D)


New York State Assembly, District 90

Candidates # of votes  percentage of vote Sandra Galef (D)  Kim Izzarelli (R)


Town of Ossining referendum

Change elected highway supervisor post to an appointed position # of votes  percentage of vote Yes 377 29 No 904 71

Local Editors Krista Madsen, Ryan Buncher and Lisa Buchman contributed to this report.

Sarah Studley November 07, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Hi Catherine, the numbers have not been updated for Westchester County yet. I will share as soon as they are!
Harry One November 07, 2012 at 09:51 PM
4 more years high unemployment food stamps @higher taxes
Harry One November 07, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Sarah you do a better job keeping us informed than the JOURNAL NEWS they seem to be lost . Thanks great job
Catherine B November 08, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Agreed! Thanks Sarah, you do a great job of keeping us locals informed on the news that affects US, not just NYC or the tri-state area as a whole. I love it. C
Harry One November 08, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Time to buy a GREEK flag


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