Voting breakdown: How Laura Curran won in Nassau County

Newsday

Democratic Nassau County Executive-elect Laura Curran rode a relentless anti-corruption campaign message — boosted by the anti-Trump wave seen in other suburbs — to take parts of the county that Republicans typically dominate in local elections, political analysts said.

A day after Curran’s victory over Republican Jack Martins, a breakdown of the vote shows that GOP stronghold areas in the Town of Hempstead, such as East Meadow and Merrick, went only narrowly to Martins or even outright to Curran.

Overall, in Nassau’s largest town, Curran, a county legislator from Baldwin, got 8,000 more votes than Martins, a former state senator from Old Westbury, or a 5 percentage-point margin.

 

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