FERNANDEZ WON’T  CONCEDE BEFORE ABSENTEES ADDED

2018 MIDTERM ELECTIONS

FERNANDEZ WON’T 

CONCEDE BEFORE

ALL VOTES COUNTED

At the Democratic gathering tonight at the Autumn Cafe, Bob Fernandez says he won’t concede. (Cathy Nardi/AllOTSEGO.com)

ONEONTA – Bob Fernandez won’t quit until the last ballot is counted.

“I’m not conceding anything,” the Republican who ran for sheriff with Democratic backing  said a few minutes ago.  “I feel pretty good right now.  We didn’t leave anything on the field.  I did well by my team and my people.”

Kim Muller, a Fernandez supporter and longtime pal of his wife, former county board chair Kathy Clark, said there are “hundreds of affidavits” and 1,800 absentee ballots still uncounted.

Even so, incumbent Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr., beat Fernandez in today’s balloting, 10,392 to 9,356, or about 1,000 votes, and absentees, under usual circumstances, follow election-day trends.

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