Trump Officially Loses in Dutchess After All Votes Are Counted
Not that it matters, but the majority of voters in Dutchess County did not vote for Trump, as previously thought.
The Board of Elections from each Hudson Valley county released their unofficial results on election night. According to the preliminary count, Dutchess County voters cast their ballots for Trump, with the former businessman winning 47% of the electorate over Hillary Clinton who received 43%.
But now that all of the absentee ballots have been counted and the actual vote has been verified, the Poughkeepsie Journal is reporting Clinton as the winner by just under 1,000 votes. Clinton officially received 62,261 votes in Dutchess County, while Trump only got 61,797.
In Orange County Trump reportedly received nearly 50% of the vote on election night while Clinton got just over 43%. Sullivan County leaned heavily for Trump with 54% of the vote easily beating Clinton’s 40%.
Until Dutchess County's vote was corrected, Ulster was the only other Mid-Hudson county that tipped towards Clinton after election night.
The new verification of votes in Dutchess County will have no effect on the election results. Regardless of the county breakdowns, all of New York State's electoral votes went to Hillary Clinton.