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Dutchess BOE Certifies Votes

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The Dutchess County Board of Elections has announced that the county's votes have been certified and sent to the New York state Board of Elections.

According to the county's 2020 certification, 81,443 votes were cast for President-Elect Joe Biden, and 66,872 votes were cast for President Donald Trump. In addition, 2,430 votes were cast for third-party presidential candidates, and 610 ballots were left blank. A total of 151,889 ballots were cast across Dutchess County, including the votes cast during early voting and more than 31,000 absentee ballots. The county elections commissioners say voter turnout was nearly 80 percent.

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