Dana Balter, Democratic Congressional candidate for New York’s 24th District, released the following statement.
“I want to first say thank you – to the hundreds of supporters and volunteers who have powered this campaign, to the poll workers and election staff across our district who conducted this election with the utmost professionalism amid extraordinary circumstances, and to the hundreds of thousands of central and western New Yorkers who went out to the polls or voted by mail to make their voices heard in this election.
I am heartened by the record-breaking voter turnout in this district. Our democracy is strengthened by increased engagement in our voting process, and it is critical that we allow our democratic process to play out in every single race, including the presidential race. In an election with unprecedented use of mail-in voting, we must allow time for all mail-in ballots to be counted. Every voter’s voice must be heard.
With over 70,000 absentee ballots yet to be counted in our race — and more still being returned — our campaign will not be commenting on the outcome until the election staff have had appropriate time to tally all the votes.
We will be monitoring the results closely as the boards of elections continue their important work.”