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It'll take a strong push from Democratic voters to unseat Congresswoman Elise Stefanik in the north country. Stefanik, who voted Tuesday morning in Willsboro won 53 percent and 65 percent of the vote in 2014 and 2016 respectively. Her challengers have never received more than 33 percent of the vote.
"I am excited to cast my vote today. We're getting strong support from Republicans, Independents and Democrats who want a member of Congress to deliver results, who's willing to get thing done on a bipartisan basis. I feel confident heading in tonight and I just want to encourage all of your viewers it's so important to get out to vote," said Stefanik (R. - 21st District).
Democratic Challenger Tedra Cobb, who voted in Canton, looks to carry the momentum from a landslide victory in the Democratic primary into the general election. Since there's been no public polling, we don't know who's ahead, but one indicator in Cobb's favor is money. She out-raised Stefanik in the months leading up to the election.
"Because of our democracy matters, healthcare matters, the environment matters, Social Security matters. Medicare, Medicaid, the things that matter to us in northern New York and New York 21 I think are driving people to the polls and knowing that they have a choice this year," she said.
The Green Party's Lynn Kahn is the third candidate in this race. The Green Party did well here in the 2014 election, getting 10 percent of the vote, but it hasn't been able to eclipse that. Kahn is expected to get 2 or 3 percent of the vote.