Skip to comments.Andrew Cuomo Is Still Governor...But He Only Won How Many Counties North of NYC?
Posted on 11/12/2018 3:40:06 PM PST by Kaslin
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) won re-election for the third time by 22 points last week. But a new report suggests it was nothing to brag about. He handily won New York City, but struggled in the rest of the state, winning only seven of the counties north of the city. In all, he lost 47 of the Empire State's 62 counties.
Cuomo won Onondaga, Monroe, Albany, Erie, Ulster, and Tompkins Counties, which include major cities like Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse. All the other upstate counties overwhelmingly voted for Cuomo's Republican opponent Marc Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive. In many of those places, he had a 20 to 30 percent lead.
Molinaro challenged Cuomo during their sole debate (Molinaro wanted more) about the convictions of his former aide Joe Percoco and Alain Kaloyeros, the Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute who oversaw Cuomo's corrupt Buffalo Billions program. Cuomo, Molinaro said, has presided over “the most corrupted state government in America."
An early squabble came over corruption. Mr. Molinaro alluded to the convictions of Messrs. Percoco and Kaloyeros, and accused the governor of presiding over “the most corrupted state government in America.” Mr. Percoco was found guilty of taking bribes from people seeking state development and energy contracts, and Mr. Kaloyeros was found guilty of rigging the bids on high-tech facilities built by SUNY Poly. (Wall Street Journal)
Cuomo shot back, accusing the Republican of bringing "this extreme conservative, divisive cancer that you have brought to this state with Washington."
Still, a map of New York after the election shows plenty of red spots. As The Democrat & Chronicle noted, Cuomo "has New York City to thank" for his win - again.
New York City is the still the greatest city in the world, despite it’s politics.
But NYC is Democratic-run.
The only conservatives that can make NYC competitive is someone with $$$$$ and the message.
They are conservative neighborhoods of NYC.
Own the cities and you own the state.
So theyre not finding boxes of uncounted ballots behind convenience stores? How odd!
own the city by importing democrat votes from turd world countries and don’t require ID to vote.
Five cities can control the popular vote in the US.
So sorry NY. No electoral university for the gov race. Y’all just gotta deal with it.
“New York City is the still the greatest city in the world, despite its politics.”
It’s a shithole.
The problem is there are more democRATS in NYC than there are people in all of the rest of the state. Add in the cities Albany, Syracuse Rochester and Buffalo and they are bulletproof.
As it stands now my 2A rights are gonna go away followed by my 1A rights. Soon I will be in the gulag for being a conservative and for teaching my kids incorrect ideas.
Same with NV with Las Vegas and Reno. Plus the dems, if they win a contested seat in Vegas will control the senate, the state house, gov and lt gov, ag. Ergo, Calvada.
Trying to reconcile the title “Andrew Cuomo Is Still Governor...But He Only Won How Many Counties North of NYC?” with Cuomo winning cities of Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo.
I love Western NY, the Finger Lakes region, the Southern Tier, Adirondacks, etc. always will. But its hard to understand how NYS will go from Blue to Purple anytime soon.
Who is the Trump-like person that can make everything north of NYC vote correctly?
They only find boxes of ballots in the close elections, never in the blow-outs. Weird.
Worth noting that Tompkins is one of only four upstate counties to go blue in both of the last two gubernatorial elections, with the other three being anchored by Albany, Syracuse, and Buffalo.
Even Monroe, home of Rochester, didn’t go blue in both.
What can one say but . . .
The NYS Thruway runs like the symbiotic alien spine through the body of mostly-red New York state
He only gets votes where people actually live.
I wouldn't go so far as calling them people.
Out of curiosity and as potential discussion points for my anti-Electoral College (EC) acquaintances, how many visits & how many days did his Cuomoness spend in the non-vote rich counties? Do away with the EC and watch the Presidential Campaigns concentrate on the top 5 voting states. None will be big on agricultural issues because the votes are in the urban areas.
Bye-the-by, isn’t Cuomo anti Electoral College?
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