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Lee Zeldin Sticks With Objection to Election as Mob Storms Capitol

East End Congressman Lee Zeldin continued to object to the certification of President-Elect Joe Biden's victory in the wee hours of Thursday morning, even after a mob of Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon. I will be speaking shortly on the House floor to voice objections you & I have regarding confirmed, evidence filled issues w/ the administration of the 2020 Presidential election in certain battleground states.—
Long lines were a hallmark of early voting for the highly contentious Nov. 3 General Election.
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Republicans Maintain Edge in Suffolk County-Certified Election Results

The Suffolk County Board of Elections certified the results of the Nov. 3 general election on Monday, Dec. 7, and Republicans, who had a wide lead on Election Night, maintained the edge after more than 168,000 absentee ballots were counted. But, echoing election results throughout the country, absentee voters here were far more likely to favor Democratic candidates. Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin, who represents the East End's First Congressional District,
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Counting of Suffolk’s 168,000+ Absentee Ballots to Begin Next Week

Pictured Above: The race between Stony Brook chemist Nancy Goroff and Congressman Lee Zeldin has been among the most-watched local races. Mr. Zeldin has declared victory, but Dr. Goroff has not conceded. The Suffolk County Board of Elections will begin counting the more than 168,000 absentee ballots it has received to date after the Nov. 16 deadline to receive overseas military ballots. Regular absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day were
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Zeldin Declares Victory; Republicans Have Election Night Leads

Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin declared victory late Tuesday in his bid for a fourth term, as Republican candidates up and down East End ballots showed a lead in the Election Day count. But no other local candidate has yet declared victory. Absentee ballots here will begin to be counted this coming week. "We've been talking about how this was going to be one of the most important elections of our lifetime,"
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East End Election Night Updates

Update (11:45 p.m.) Congressman Lee Zeldin has declared victory in his bid for a fourth term. We haven't heard yet from Ms. Goroff's campaign. "We've been talking about how this was going to be one of the most important elections of our lifetime," Mr. Zeldin told a crowd of supporters at his Center Moriches campaign headquarters just after 11:30 p.m. "What type of a country do you want? Now, go
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Election Update: More Than 23 Percent Of Suffolk Votes Already Cast

Read our Full 2020 Election Coverage America is waking up this morning to one of the most uncertain dawns in the country's 244-year history, and it is likely we won't know much more by the end of this Election Day, due to massive numbers of absentee ballots, both here and nationally, that may take weeks to count. Suffolk County had received 120,091 absentee ballots for today's election as of Monday
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Suffolk Ballot Propositions on Using Drinking Water Funds, Legislator Terms

Pictured Above: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone favors using the county's sewer stabilization funds to make up for a major budget shortfall. Environmentalists disagree. While the top of your ballot this election contains many much-publicized races, two ballot propositions in Suffolk County this election season will prove to be consequential as well. The propositions can be found on the back side of this year’s ballot. Proposition One would increase the
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Early Voting Brings Long Lines

Pictured above: Voters waiting before the polls opened in Mattituck Saturday morning. Voters began to gather two hours before early voting opened at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mattituck Senior Center, and by the time the polls opened, the line snaked several times through the parking lot as residents waited patiently to cast their ballots. By midday, poll workers at the Riverhead Senior Center in Aquebogue were reporting a three-hour
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Early Voting To Begin

Early voting in New York begins on Saturday, Oct. 24 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 1, with 12 polling sites open all eight days in Suffolk County. Voters registered in Suffolk County can vote at any of the county's early voting locations — a ballot for your home district will be printed on demand at the polling place. Absentee ballots may also be delivered to election officials at early voting
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Congressional Debate Mirrors The Nation

Read Our Full 2020 Election Coverage The stark divide in our national political climate was on full display Monday night, in one of the few chances this election season to see Congressman Lee Zeldin, a three-term incumbent Republican, face off against his Democratic challenger, Nancy Goroff, a chemist and former chair of the chemistry department at Stony Brook University. More than 2,500 people watched the debate, which was broadcast on
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Congressional Candidates Talk Climate

New York's First Congressional District is on the front lines of climate change, an area susceptible to rising sea levels, stronger storms, and, particularly on the East End, the threats to farmers and residents from drought and the potential for salt water intrusion into our aquifer. The New York League of Conservation Voters paired up Oct. 13 with Students for Climate Action, Renewable Energy Long Island and Citizens Campaign for