BLASDELL, N.Y. (WKBW) — State Sen. Chris Jacobs (R-Orchard Park) says he has won both the New York 27th Congressional District special election, and the N.Y.-27 Republican Primary.
At a press conference Tuesday night, Jacobs claimed it was mathematically impossible for Democrat Nate McMurray to win the New York 27th special election, and for Republicans Beth Parlato and Stefan Mychajliw to catch up in the Republican Primary.
Additionally, Republican Stefan Mychajliw released the following statement election night
I called Chris Jacobs a few minutes ago to congratulate him on his victory in the Republican Primary. I’m thankful for the support I’ve received in this race. We said it was important to let voters decide, and they have. While not victorious, I’m proud of the race we ran. We stayed above the fray, and ran a positive campaign on the issues. I’m a loyal Republican – always have been, always will be. Just like I have in the past, I will work hard to keep NY-27 in Republican hands in November.
Nate McMurray issued the following statement
Tonight, with thousands of ballots left unopened across the 27th Congressional District, millionaire Chris Jacobs declared a premature victory. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a historic number of absentee and mail-in ballots still need to be counted. Absentee counting in most counties will not start until July 1st, and likely won't be completed for at least two weeks. How can you declare victory before the ballots are counted? There are more ballots still out there, uncounted, than people that voted in-person today. As we have always said, we will fight for every single vote. Chris always wanted to be crowned. The coronation will have to wait. They had to bring the whole Trump family into this to help drag him across the finish line. He can peacock. We will talk in two weeks.
There are more ballots out than people who voted today.— Nate McMurray for Congress 2020 (@Nate_McMurray) June 24, 2020
We will count. Every. Last. Vote.
Republican Beth Parlato has not issued a statement as of yet.
As of now, no official winner has been declared in both the special election and the Republican primary.
You can track election results here.