Cuomo lost Orange and Sullivan, won Ulster

Gov. Andrew Cuomo won a resounding, 22-point re-election victory over Republican challenger Marc Molinaro on Tuesday, but he didn’t fare so well in Orange and Sullivan counties and much of the rest of upstate.

Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, won Orange County by 3.7 percentage points and Sullivan County by 12 points, according to the state Board of Elections’ counts. The Republican won 47 of 53 counties in all in the vast expanse of New York north and west of suburban Rockland and Westchester counties. Among the exceptions was heavily Democratic Ulster County, which backed the Democratic governor by 7.5 points over his challenger.

Much of Cuomo’s crushing margin of victory came in New York City and Westchester. He also won both of Long Island’s counties, as well as Albany, Erie, Monroe, Onondaga, Rockland and Tompkins counties.

Here are the vote counts for Orange, Ulster and Sullivan:

Orange County

Cuomo: 53,646 (45 percent)

Molinaro: 58,083 (48.7 percent)

Ulster County

Cuomo: 37,042 (50.9 percent)

Molinaro: 31,541 (43.4 percent)

Sullivan County

Cuomo: 9,276 (40.5 percent)

Molinaro: 12,038 (52.5 percent)

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