With all but one election district reporting, Lee Zeldin issued a concession statement Wednesday afternoon congratulating Gov. Kathy Hochul for her winning a full four-year term. The Long Island Republican also said “those controlling Albany” should take note of the 2,694,086 New Yorkers who voted for him, representing 46.77 percent of the total votes cast in the governor’s race.
According to the New York State Board of Elections, Hochul won Albany, Bronx, Columbia, Erie, Kings, Monroe, New York, Onondaga, Queens, Schenectady, Tompkins, Ulster and Westchester counties, while Zeldin won the remaining 49 counties in New York.
“I would like to congratulate New York Governor Kathy Hochul on her election to a full four-year term.
“This race was a once-in-a-generation campaign, with a very close margin in the bluest of blue states. The unrelenting passion and hard work of our grassroots volunteers and supporters made this incredibly close race possible and helped us win at least 49 of New York’s 62 counties. Republicans, Democrats and independents united as New Yorkers, pouring their heart and soul into this campaign.
“Those controlling Albany should take note. New Yorkers of all walks of life are sick of the attacks on their wallets, their safety, their freedoms and the quality of their kids’ education and are hitting their breaking point, as proven by these results. As they take office in January, Governor Kathy Hochul and those controlling Albany must address the grave concerns voiced by the voters. While this campaign has come to a close, the rescue mission to Save Our State continues.”