Today, voters in five precincts participated in a special election to fill a vacancy in House District 68, which covers Watertown and part of Woodbury. Eric Berthel had represented the district until his election to the State Senate back in February. This district voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, and two candidates are vying to fill it: Republican Joe Polletta and Democrat Louis Esposito.
Trump won 64.7% of the votes in this district in 2016, for reference.
Per SOS, Woodbury turnout (the precinct you see currently reporting) was less than 16% today.
Republican overperforms, wins easily.
We will have results tonight (refresh this page for latest).
Polletta (R) 2444 78.08%
Esposito (D) 686 21.92%
Precincts Reporting: 5/5
For those curious about HD07, the Working Families Party won that seat tonight:
Joshua Malik Hall (WF) 625 41.09%
Rickney Pinckey Sr (D) 512 33.66%
Kenneth Green (petitioning) 367 24.13%
Giselle Gigi Jacobs (write in) 17 1.12%