GHENT—The counting continues. For now all results from the 2020 General Election in Columbia County, not to mention most of the rest of the United States, are unofficial.
Vice President Joe Biden received more votes that President Donald Trump in the county, according to the Columbia County Board of Elections website https://sites.google.com/a/columbiacountyny.com/elections/home-1
Statewide, New York voters went for Mr. Biden and his runningmate, Senator Kamala Harris.
First term Congressman Antonio Delgado, a Dutchess County Democrat, won the in-person vote in the race for the seat in the House of Representatives from the 19th District. He appears to have turned back a challenge from Republican Kyle Van De Water, who also lives in Dutchess County. The 19th District includes all of Columbia County and all or parts of 10 other counties in the mid-Hudson and Catskills region.
The vote tallies that are listed below include total votes cast on Election Day, November 3 plus the the votes cast in early in-person voting, which began October 24. No absentee votes are included in the results. This year absentee ballots were sent to every voter so people could vote remotely and submit the ballot by mail in an effort to avoid spreading the Coronavirus. Absentee ballots can and do affect the outcome of some close races.
Locally all four incumbent state lawmakers whose districts include communities in Columbia County won reelection. There were also contested races in the towns of Copake, Hillsdale and Kinderhook.
Jeffrey Judd (D) 649
Andrew Fisher (R) 721
Paulette Bonanno (WF) 76
Christian Kersten (D) 526
Robina Ward (HU) 357
Kinderhook Town Council
Melissa Miller (D/KU) 1,539
Debbie Johnson (R/I) 2,318
President (Columbia County)
Joseph Biden (D/WF) 14,148
Donald Trump (R/C) 12,883
Howie Hawkins (G) 127
Jo Jorgenson (LB) 293
Brock Pierce (I) 86
N.Y. House Dist. 19 (Columbia County)
Antonio Delgado (D/WF/S) 15,019
Kyle Van De Water (R/C) 11,470
Steven Greenfield (G) 151
Victoria Alexander (LB) 301
New York State Senator 43rd Dist.
Patrick Nelson (D/WF) 13,176
Daphne Jordan (R/C/I) 13,735
New York State Assembly 102nd Dist.
Betsy Kraat 710
Christopher Tague (R/C/I) 1,227
New York State Assembly 106th Dist.
Didi Barrett (D/WF/I) 8,401
Dean Michael (R/C/LB) 7,040
New York State Assembly 107th Dist.
Brittany Vogel (D/WF) 4,742
Jacob Ashby (R/C/I) 4,801
Charles Senrick (LB) 59