Skaneateles Party candidates hold big leads in supervisor, councilor races

Election technically too close to call with absentee ballots yet to be counted

Brace said that even if the results aren't final, the voter turnout and support for their team of candidates was inspiring. “It’s a huge victory regardless, we see great opportunities for our town and village to come together and do great things for this community,” she said.

Sennett announced that Robinson Howard had had hip surgery that day and was unable to join them on Election Day, though she should be healed and ready to serve by January when the new terms officially start.

Though the additional votes would need to be overwhelmingly in favor of the Republican candidates to change the results of the races, the Republicans still held out hope and said they would not concede the races.

“We knew it was going to be a tight race, and it still is. I appreciate everything everybody's done for us,” Greenfield said to the people gathered at the Sherwood Inn on Tuesday night.

“I’m definitely surprised, but we’re not going away,” McGlynn said about the results.

Breaking down the results

Voter turnout at the three Skaneateles polling places was strong after an election season that had included a lot of back and forth and rigorous debate over town issues. The total number of ballots cast on Election Day was 2,429, which means 44 percent of the 5,490 people registered to vote went to the polls.

At the Skaneateles hire hall on West Genesee Street, poll site manager Jim Lanning said that they had to get more ballots from the board of elections because they were already running out around 3 p.m.

If these results hold, Greenfield will be the only Republican member remaining on the five-person town board for the next two years. Sennett, Brace and Robinson Howard would join Democrat Nancy Murray on the board in January. Current supervisor, and Republican, Terri Roney chose not to run for re-election after four years spent in that office.

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