The Republican ticket led by President Donald Trump won Oneida County in votes cast early and also those cast on Election Day, according to unofficial but complete in-person voting returns posted by the Board of Elections this morning.
The Republican ticket got 51,950 votes, or 61.6%, to 30,542 votes, or 36.2%, for the Democratic ticket led by former Vice President Joe Biden.
Trump and running mate Mike Pence carried a large swath of Oneida County. The Democratic ticket of Biden and running mate Kamala Harris won almost all of the election districts in Utica, the county’s largest population center.
The Democratic duo also captured most of the town of Kirkland but
captured only two election districts in Rome, Ward 2, District 5 and Ward 7, District 5.
Trump and Pence swept most of the remainder of Oneida County, polling strongly in most of the county’s 26 towns and 18 villages from Boonville in the north to Augusta in the south, Camden in the west and Deerfield in the east.
Among small parties, the Libertarian ticket led by Jo Jorgensen got 1,004 votes, or 1.2%, the Green Party led by Howie Hawkins of Syracuse got 293 votes, or 0.35%, and the Independence Party led by Brock Pierce got 310 votes, or .21%.
There were 174 write-ins.
The GOP has a plurality of active voters by registration of about 38% to 32% in Oneida County as of Nov. 1, according to the state Board of Elections.
The turnout among active voters was about 63%.
The number of absentee ballots requested was not available this morning.
In Madison County, Trump and running mate Mike Pence got more than 59% of the vote, to 37% for Biden and running mate Kamala Harris.
The Libertarian ticket got 390 votes, or 1.4%, the Green Party 147 votes, or 0.53%, and the Independence Party123 votes, or .44%
In Lewis County, the Republican ticket garnered more than 72% of the early and Election Day vote, or 7,931 votes, to 2,768 or 25% for the Democratic candidates. Totals reflect all party lines for each slate.
The Libertarian ticket garnered 110 votes, Independence 41, Green 28, and there were 21 write-ins, according to the unofficial voting statistics by the Board of Elections.