Dems outvote GOP in Columbia County’s first two days of early balloting

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HUDSON – The vast majority of those to cast ballots in early voting on Saturday and Sunday in Columbia County are Democrats.

On Sunday, two-thirds of all the votes were made by Democrats, while on Saturday, nearly three-quarters of the votes were cast by Dems.

The two-day total had Democrats casting 1,290 votes to the Republicans’ 209. Conservatives cast 18 votes, Independence Party voters cast 29, Working Families registrants cast seven, while Green Party voters cast three and Libertarians had one vote.

Non-party registrants cast 222 votes.

“Our party has been working hard to get people to the polls early and the numbers were evidence of the enthusiasm Democrats are feeling for our candidates,” said Sam Hodge, chairman of the Columbia County Democratic Committee.