April 1st, 2009
03:11 PM ET
5 years ago

NY-20: Unofficial Election Night Results

(CNN) – Democrat Scott Murphy leads Republican Jim Tedisco by 25 votes in Tuesday's special election for New York's 20th congressional district, according to unofficial election night returns.

These results do no include absentee ballots, which must be received by April 7 for domestic voters and by April 13 for overseas and military voters.

The latest unofficial county-by-county totals from are available below.

	 	Murphy (D) 	Tedisco (R)
Columbia	 	 8,449 	 	6,560
Greene	 	 4,409 	 	5,460
Warren	 	 8,680 	 	6,890
Washington	 7,083 	 	5,558
Part of Saratoga	25,837 	 	30,247
Part of Delaware	 3,344 	 	3,376
Part of Otsego	 1,001 	 	1,052
Part of Rensselaer	 7,576 	 	8,035
Part of Dutchess	 9,569 	 	8,988
Part of Essex	 1,269 	 	1,026
TOTAL		77,217		77,192
Vote lead:	     25 	

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soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. Bob the Observer

    Democrat or Republican, the district is conservative, and the candidates will be as well. Either way, the new congressman will do a good job.

    April 1, 2009 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  2. Mike

    NY??? Who in the Wide, Wide World of Sports cares???

    April 1, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  3. Zion

    Even if the Democrats lose, that should send a message to the Republicans that they have a long way to tow.

    April 1, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  4. ron

    eric you must have read the republican hand book on how to steal an election written by dubya.

    Keep them coming I got a good laugh from your whining, lmao.

    April 1, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  5. Ken

    @eric: LMAO at you neo-tards. After the disaster-in-charge you put into the presidency in 2000/2004, I thoroughly enjoy the self-inflicted, delusional unease you are feeling. If you have any proof of [D] wrong-doing in elections please bring it to light.......so I can go shake the perpetrators hand......otherwise go stuff your head in the same hole whence the new [R] budget came from.

    April 1, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  6. John resident of 20th district

    Considering Murphy is a virtual unknown who grew up far from this rural district AND a democrat this is a severe butt kicking.
    We are still voting against the party that brought us a senseless war, stole our personal freedoms and is responsible for this economic mess.
    I am a conservative and wrote in the Libertarian Candidate who was squeezed from the ballot for no good reason. (A feeble attempt to gain a few votes by the elephants. )
    I voted NO to the No Party.

    April 1, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  7. Ken

    It looks to me like travelers through Saratoga county would be well- advised to listen carefully for banjo music, put the pedal to the metal, and not stop until well outside that regressive, red region. Apparently there are about 30,000 chromosomally damaged individuals up there.

    April 1, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  8. Charlie in Maine

    I hate to bring up the 2000 election again, but once an election has been stolen from you by the GOP it is not really paranoid to expect they would do it again. Let's just make sure we count all the votes. If we count them all and the Republican still wins so be it.

    April 1, 2009 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  9. Mari

    @ Eric..... What is surprising about you and the other far-right-folks on these blogs is that you never.......... ever.......... mention George W. Bush!

    Do you not remember Florida? Gore GOT the POPULAR VOTE........ but...... Jeb Bush "delivered" Florida to his big brother, Dubya.

    So IF you want to insinuate voter fraud, because NY is a liberal state, you darn well better take a good look at the election of 2000 when the presidency was handed to Bush by his brother & the Supreme Court!

    April 1, 2009 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  10. John

    Close election? No problem.

    Time for the Republican dirty tricks squad to steal the necessary votes.

    April 1, 2009 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  11. Felicia

    I hope this not gonna be a lojng recount process, like the minn. one. They must be cheating on that one that's why it's not over.

    April 1, 2009 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  12. John

    Bring on 2010 – The GOP is DOOMED.

    April 1, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  13. Willy Brown

    Here comes the AL Franken Factor

    April 1, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  14. Dittohead

    libs stop the stealing election crap. i can sight lots of examples of stealing elections by your side. it does no good. count the votes and then pick the winner.

    Tadesco will win, with the absentee votes.

    April 1, 2009 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  15. susie

    How come ACORN didn't do their magic?

    April 1, 2009 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  16. Rafael VA

    I am impressed a Republican did so well in New York!? Watchout Dems here come the GOP in 2010...

    April 1, 2009 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  17. Will

    All of you Obama supporters that think you're doing yourself a favor by voting for his agenda: I hope you like your change. For me, no thanks you can keep your change. I would like to live in the USA not Obamas USSR.

    April 1, 2009 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  18. Brian

    I bet someone will find Murphy some more votes in a car trunk some where, and like MN it will coincidently be a ballot box with 100% of the votes for Murphy.

    April 1, 2009 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  19. Will in Boston

    All of you Obama supporters that think you're doing yourself a favor by voting for Obama and his puppets agenda: I hope you like your change. For me, NO THANKS, you can keep your change. I like living in the USA not Obama's USSR. Bush might have sucked...but at least he didn't tax us out our ears, spend our childrens' future away, and borrow our country to where we answer to Communist China. Wake up America, socialism is not the way to go.

    April 1, 2009 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  20. waterford mike

    I live in the 20th and i don't think people understand how much of an upset this is that Murphy is even in this thing much less ahead. The 20th has a 70k GOP enrollment advantage, the Repubs had a well known Albany career politician for 26 years running against a businessman whose lived in the district for only a few years. He has never held political office. This is such a huge victory for the Dems. You can say that a democrat won back to back elections in the district but she's more of a right leaning dem. I think Tedisco will pull it out since Absentees usually favor the GOP.

    April 1, 2009 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
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