Same-Relected, Ahouse Wins Following Seneca Absentee Count

Seneca Falls Incumbent Democratic Supervisor Peter Same had to wait an extra week before claiming victory in his re-election bid.After 7-hours of counting the absentee ballots, Seneca County Election officials announced Tuesday evening that Same totaled 1172 votes to Republican challenger Dawn Dyson’s 1160. Dyson lead after the polls were closed on election night by 42-votes. Also in Seneca Falls, absentee ballots provided the win for newcomer Stephen Dougherty.In Lodi’s strange Supervisor’s race Democrat Martin Ahouse held onto his election night lead and when the absentee ballots were counted Monday, Ahouse defeated Republican Incumbent Barry O’Neil 271 to 264. Ahouse said before election day that he would not serve if elected. Ahouse said last week he is still thinking about resigning should the absentee votes go in his favor, but that he has until the first Tuesday in January to decide.In Waterloo’ close race for Town Council seats, election officials say it looks Michael O’Brien defeated Billy Walters. Election officials say the Waterloo vote counting is done, but the districts have not been tallied. They will continue that, and finish counting the rest of the county’s absentee balllots tomorrow.


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