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Broome County has a new executive. Democrat Jason Garnar beat incumbent Republican Debbie Preston by almost a thousand votes, but Republicans still won a majority of the county’s legislative seats. 

Garnar said party collaboration is key in addressing the issues affecting the county. 

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Former Republican state lawmaker John Faso has defeated progressive champion Zephyr Teachout, allowing the GOP to hang on to a hotly contested open House seat in upstate New York. 

The cemetery where women's suffrage activist Susan B. Anthony is buried extended its hours Tuesday "to accommodate those wishing to celebrate their vote" at her gravesite.

Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, N.Y., will be open until polls there close at 9 p.m. ET.

Although this presidential election is the first in American history to have a woman on the ballot as a major party candidate, it is not the first time people have commemorated their votes by visiting Anthony's grave.

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Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has extended the hours of operation at Mount Hope Cemetery on Election Day, so people can visit the grave of Susan B. Anthony. 

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Over the course of the last year, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence have made a number of stops in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Most of the supporters waiting in line outside the Lackawanna College Student Union on Monday afternoon knew the routine. 

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New York is poised to choose Hillary Clinton for president and give Chuck Schumer a fourth term as U.S. senator, but down-ballot races for Congress and state Senate are less certain. 

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Bipartisanship was once again a key focus in the last debate between the two candidates running in the 24th Congressional District. Incumbent Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) and his Democratic challenger Colleen Deacon bickered in a News Channel 9 debate Sunday about who would ultimately be more independent voice for the district in congress. 

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(WRVO) Attack ads complete with a creepy voice and dark music are common in congressional races. In the campaign to replace retiring Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld), they have been ubiquitous. 

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A final poll in the long presidential race shows the contest tightening a bit in New York state, though Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton still leads Republican Donald Trump by double digits. 

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(WRVO) One of the most active Trump groups in central New York was out in full force this weekend, stumping for their candidate. 

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(Harrisburg) -- Sitting Vice President Joe Biden made a swing through Pennsylvania this weekend, stopping first in his childhood hometown of Scranton, and then in the capital city. 

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There are requirements at polling places, but help doesn't reach everyone who needs it. Elections have been hectic for Cesar Liriano for most of the nine years he's lived in the city of Lebanon. Presidential elections are craziest, but he's busy during the lower-turnout local and gubernatorials, too. 

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One of New York State’s sprawling Congressional districts is the 23rd. It includes Jamestown to the west, Ithaca to the east, and even goes north of Geneva.

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(Harrisburg) -- Election workers in Pennsylvania are being inundated with questions about voter fraud and poll security as Tuesday draws nearer. 

Dividing Lines: How PA’s Elections Really Are Rigged

Nov 4, 2016

In the months leading up to the 2016 election, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly made claims that the election is rigged. In a way, he’s right. Only the rigging happens long before anyone casts a ballot on Election Day and in most places it’s completely legal. 

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(Harrisburg) -- For the past five months, the Keystone State has been something of a ground zero in the presidential race. 

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Whichever party wins control of the state Senate on Nov. 8, they will likely have to govern along with a breakaway faction of Democrats who have been key to the power structure for several years now.

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If the New York state Senate is controlled by Democrats after the election, taxing and spending policies could see some differences. 

Climate Super PAC Pursues PA’s College Vote In Presidential Campaign

Nov 3, 2016
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Climate activists are pushing hard to register millennials to vote in the hope that they will support Hillary Clinton, especially in Pennsylvania, a swing state that could play an important role in the outcome of the presidential election. 

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There’s a greater chance than ever that the state Senate could be dominated by Democrats after the Nov. 8 election, meaning many issues stalled in the Republican-led Senate for years would have a possibility of passing. 

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Election day is just a week away and New York's county boards of election are prepping for what's expected to be a large turnout. 

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(Harrisburg) -- A new poll shows Democratic US Senate candidate Katie McGinty with a 12 point lead over GOP incumbent Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania--with the election just week away. 

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(Harrisburg) -- It's been a tumultuous few days for Hillary Clinton.FBI Director James Comey's announcement about the investigation into the Democratic presidential nominee's emails has set off a wave of speculation Clinton could take a hit in Pennsylvania.

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Syracuse University professor and former Democratic congressional candidate Eric Kingson is doubling down on his criticism of Rep. John Kakto (R-Camillus), calling his claim to be moderate "smoke and mirrors." Kingson said he does support Democratic congressional nominee Colleen Deacon and would be willing to do more to get her elected. 

Judge Rules Against Babinec Ballot Line Suit

Oct 31, 2016
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(WRVO) A New York state judge has ruled against 22nd Congressional District candidate Martin Babinec in a case related to the party he created for his independent run.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, in the only debate with his opponent, said he’s “appalled” by FBI director James Comey’s actions, including  the decision announced Friday to re-examine emails from Hillary Clinton’s top aide for evidence of misuse of classified materials.

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