- With a 90-vote lead and 87 percent of districts reporting, Brakewood says he's "cautiously optimistic." After almost an hour has passed without a tally update, Jaffe remained optimistic as well: "Hopefully Harrison's coming out for Jaffe," he said, with high hopes for remaining districts in his hometown.
Vote tallies for tonight's primary races began trickling in at 9:30 p.m.
For Port Chester residents, the is between Port Chester Trustee Daniel Brakewood and Harrison attorney Mark Jaffe, both Democrats in the race for the Westchester County legislature's District 6 seat.
The winner will go on to face a Republican opponent, likely Rye Town Councilman David Gelfarb. The District 6 seat is up for grabs after longtime county Legislator Marty Rogowsky announced he'll retire at the end of the year.
A few minutes before 10 p.m., elections officials tallied the first batch of votes in the run-off between Rye Town Supervisor Joseph Carvin and Ricardo Dos Anjos, who is challenging Carvin for the Conservative Party nomination. Dos Anjos is a familiar face in Port Chester, where he teaches tae kwon do to students at the Don Bosco Center.
Meanwhile, local reports for today's primaries. In the District 6 race, fewer than 500 votes were counted as of 10:15 p.m., despite a tally that includes 64 percent of districts. In the Conservative primary between Carvin and Dos Anjos, total ballots cast could add up to fewer than 200.
Polls opened this morning at 6 a.m. and closed at 9 p.m.
Update, 9:34 p.m.: Only a dozen votes have been counted. Stay tuned for updates.
Update, 9:40 p.m.: 150 votes have been counted so far; Jaffe 76, Brakewood 74.
Update, 9:47 p.m.: Brakewood 133, Jaffe 88.
Update, 9:56 p.m. Not much change with less than 300 votes counted so far. Total vote tally could be as few as 1,200, so candidates will be watching closely as ballots slowly trickle in.
Update, 10:03 p.m.: Another batch of votes has been counted. Election officials have begun to tally votes in the Conservative primary for Rye Town supervisor.
Update, 10:17 p.m.: Brakewood has a 58-vote lead with 64 percent of districts reporting.
Update, 10:30 p.m.: Brakewood has opened up a lead of almost 100 votes, with only 10 districts yet to be tallied.
Update, 10:53 p.m.: With a 90-vote lead and only five districts remaining, Brakewood says he's "cautiously optimistic."
Update, 11:30 p.m.: No new tally. Five districts remain, and Jaffe said he's confident he'll pick up votes because most of the yet-to-be-counted votes come from districts in Harrison, his hometown. Stay tuned.
Update, 12:30 a.m.: And then there were four. Brakewood 401, Jaffe 303 with 35 of 39 districts reporting.
Update, 1:26 a.m.: Still counting. The latest tally was a few minutes ago. Brakewood has an 85-vote lead. Hope they've got plenty of coffee at the Board of Elections.
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